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.
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.