Talking with Iran about its nuclear program might help the cause of peace. But so far the nuclear dispute has been a disaster for the human rights of Iranians.
The island will soon choose over 11,000 local officials. Here's why mainland China will be watching.
What the history of successful nonviolent movements teaches us about the political transition in Burkina Faso.
The period before World War I was marked by inequality, terrorism, and discontent with democracy. Sound familiar?
President Obama is arriving in Burma amid a crisis in the country's democratic transition.
Everyone talks about the "failure" of the Arab revolts that began in 2011. But the story isn't over yet.
Three reasons why President Obama isn't about to be a second-term foreign-policy free-ranger.
Turkey's strongman has broken the power of the military. Could that ensure the long-term victory of democracy?
It's hard to remember just how impassable the Berlin Wall was -- until one day it wasn't. A memoir.
The great political thinker's new book offers a brilliant analysis of problems. But it doesn't go far enough with solutions.
Yes, the fight for democratic values is hard -- especially now. But that's no reason to give up.
The maneuvers that triggered the military coup may actually have been good for democracy in Africa.
Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?
The United States wants to spread democratic values around the world. It can start by cleaning up its own act at home.
Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.
The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It's not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday.
The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?
A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
Beijing has franchised control to a tiny group of super-rich capitalists.
The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.
After thousands of pro-democracy protesters clash with police, compromise in Hong Kong looks increasingly unlikely.
A conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight.
Pro-democracy protests enter a nasty new phase following a violent pre-dawn police raid.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe.