We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
Thailand’s coup gives the United States a chance to show that it actually cares about human rights and democracy.
The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?
The end of the Cold War ushered in an era of expanding freedom. Is the golden age of democratic transitions drawing to a close?
Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.
It was more active even than June 4, and proof that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have spooked Beijing.
Looking for an alternative to dysfunction in Washington? Maybe it's time to turn to Berlin.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
By trading in denunciations, lies, and distortions -- instead of a reasonable discussion about how to open Cuba -- the rabid embargo lobby is starting to sound a lot like Castro himself.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.