Why recent converts to democracy in Eastern Europe are uniquely qualified to support transitions elsewhere.
Whether it's shadowy bankers, America, Israel, or Iran, there's no end to the conspiracy theories spun by the Turkish prime minister's supporters -- and their opponents.
As Egypt gears up for big demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood, it's time to remember that you can't have genuine democracy without respect for religious freedom.
The Latin American left is back in the news thanks to the Edward Snowden saga, but the movement still hasn't found a leader to replace Hugo Chávez.
This week's G8 Summit brought some small but crucial successes in the effort to cut down on illicit financial flows.
Her country is in crisis. But human rights heroine Aung San Suu Kyi isn't giving Burma the leadership it needs.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
Europe prides itself on its democratic credentials. So why is a tiny band of underdog dissidents having such a hard time fighting the continent’s last dictator?
Iran just opened itself to a nuclear deal -- but America has to make the first move.
Iranians and Turks are voting with their feet, but are these countries moving in opposite directions?
The arrest of a leading politician has shaken up Russia's most turbulent republic. But will anything really change?
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.
Does 538 work when only one person runs the show in Tehran?
Don’t snicker. Once President Ahmadinejad is gone, there’ll be no one left to stand up to Iran's mullahs.
The challenge for Iran's supreme leader: How to make a sham presidential election look like a real one.
Why Congress needs to go big -- and restrict the power of a runaway executive branch.
The anti-Erdogan protesters in Turkey have many grievances - but the prime minister's record of support for the Syrian rebels may turn out to be the most explosive.
Why Egypt’s draft NGO law is transparent, fair, and a big step forward for democracy.
Why Xi Jinping’s vision of a future China cannot coexist with the American Dream.
Of all the Arab Spring countries, little Tunisia is the one that's making the most progress toward full-fledged democracy.
Why Barack Obama can't afford to take human rights off the agenda when he meets with Xi Jinping.
The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
Why Russia's entry at the world's toniest art fair speaks volumes about the country's predicament.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.