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.
For a brief spell, a student movement plucked the island from media purgatory. But the spotlight is dimming.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.
Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on what his country really needs from the West and why Putin's politics just don't make sense.
Anwar Ibrahim on Malaysia’s mishandling of MH370, President Obama, and good Jews and bad Jews.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
Number crunching and pattern recognition may hold the key to predicting and preventing conflicts. But first, peace-builders need to change the way they do business.
Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.
On the campaign trail in India, the election front-runner takes the high road, while his Hindu nationalist followers support him from below.
Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.