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.
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.
Forty years ago, the enemy of democracy in Portugal was fascism. Now it's just Europolitics.
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
In Qatar's gilded schmoozefest forum, some weird ideas about America were getting tossed around this year.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
An obscure Indian law requires gun owners to surrender their weapons during election season. But India’s gun lobby says it only encourages a spike in violence.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Jacob Zuma's seemingly invincible ANC is back on top -- but that doesn't mean it will continue to rule “until Jesus comes back.”
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
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.
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.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
Is East Africa’s economic powerhouse becoming the continent’s newest lootocracy?
Egypt's April 6 movement, which sparked the protests that toppled Mubarak and Morsi, now finds itself in the cross-hairs of the new government.
Is president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi living up to his word?
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?
Can the Islamist party thrive in the turbulent politics of post-Qaddafi Libya?
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.