After 11 increasingly authoritarian years as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for president on Aug. 10. What happens next won’t surprise you.
Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Yemen's al Qaeda franchise isn't moving to create its own Islamic state quite yet. But the fact that it continues to thrive is ominous enough.
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
Face it: Hillary Clinton will be a two-term president, and I’ll vote for her. But a Democratic stranglehold on the White House is bad for America.
Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.
After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America.
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.
Cambodia has just taken a crucial step toward more participatory politics. But further progress toward democracy is likely to be slow and evolutionary rather than sudden and dramatic.
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.