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.
The Taliban isn't attacking the Afghan army anymore -- they're trying to blow up the heart of Afghan politics.
How the United States can shape the world without boots on the ground and bombs in the air.
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly paranoid rule.
As chaos swirls around Turkey's embattled prime minister, can the opposition take advantage?
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Can a flashy, Western-friendly, millionaire really win Libya's race for prime minister?
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?