Washington's democracy promotion community is a mess. Here's how to fix it.
It's becoming clear that it will take more than one chaotic weekend to derail Prime Minister Erdogan's plans.
Has the government of Prime Minister Erdogan finally succumbed to the authoritarian impulses that doomed so many other Turkish leaders before him?
A Guatemalan court’s recent ruling in favor of a former dictator looks scandalous. But it actually shows just how far Latin American democracy has come.
Why it’s time to include democracy in global development goals.
A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
Georgia is succumbing to a disease that plagues other post-Soviet countries: Newly elected leaders' urge to crack down on their predecessors.
I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.
Her country is in turmoil. But Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate believes that the revolution can still succeed.
Can the Supreme Leader bluff and bully his way to getting what he wants in Iran’s crucial upcoming presidential election?
The Republican Party is taking America down a dangerous path.
The Egyptian satirist stands on the front lines of Egypt’s culture wars.
Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?
The arrest of the alleged CIA agent in Moscow looks like a joke. But it actually illustrates just how tense U.S.-Russian relations have become.
How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?
Broadening global governance of the Internet sounds like a reasonable aim, but it’s actually cover for some very undemocratic behavior.
In an exclusive conversation with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas chief talks about how Assad should have listened to his advice, and why he’s not “bloodthirsty” or “against” Jews.
The winner of Pakistan’s monumental election can celebrate democracy in action, but there’s still a long way to go.
Is this a generationally significant change of power, or more of the same dysfunction?
Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.
A Review of Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia by Philip Shishkin.
The civil war in Burma goes on. But the government seems powerless to stop it.
Some free advice for my MENA friends.
How a tiny Baltic republic succeeded in taking its oligarchs down a peg.