Why Transparency International’s flagship corruption index falls short.
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Run the numbers, and you’ll see that Egypt’s coup may be just what the country needed.
The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.
Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.
Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.
Morocco has a chance to become a regional leader on economic reform. But it still has a way to go.
Russia's officials are reverting to old instincts: When in doubt, forbid.
It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.
Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.
A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.
In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.
Egypt's top general holds the fate of the country in his hands, but even the Army may not be able to restore order in Cairo.
The mainstream media have finally discovered human rights violations in Turkmenistan. And it's all thanks to Hollywood.
From the Amazon to the Nile, the masses are taking to the streets. But will the Great Awakening of 2013 actually lead to change?