Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The United States is finally cracking open the door to India's probable next leader. But it’s now on his terms.
Jamaican bobsledders have been getting all the attention, but the country's economy has been doing pretty well, too.
When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.
President Yanukovych is losing his support among Ukraine's oligarchs -- and that could be the key to his fate.
In Thailand's restive politics, it's the royals who have the power to soothe the country -- or destabilize it.
The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.