Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and "Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger of refusing to confront futility in war.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.
Israel says it wants to lift its Bedouin citizens out of poverty. But it keeps demolishing their villages.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.
Communist? Hardly. Here's how to know if you're a titan or a nobody in the People's Republic.
Lawrence Wright's "Camp David" brilliantly depicts the famous 1978 peace summit -- and reveals why there's no hope in the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.
How Katty Kay and Claire Shipman get it wrong on women and overconfidence.
Fame, acclaim, and a notorious friendship with Fidel Castro: The life of writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez was as fantastical and politically charged as his reality-bending novels.
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Could a simple book about a simple man help mitigate America's image as a vulgar hegemon?
How the martyred king of gangsta rap, a bisexual LSD-touting beat poet, and a reclusive alcoholic painter inspire a Moscow apparatchik.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.