Democracy

Christian Caryl

Mob Rule

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

How Morsy Could Have Saved Himself

To avoid defeat, try magnanimity in victory.

Tarek Masoud |

Putinology

The Crusader Is a Convict

Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The Odds are Good for Egypt

Run the numbers, and you’ll see that Egypt’s coup may be just what the country needed.

Michael Albertus |

Argument

You Thought the Brotherhood Was Bad?

The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.

Marina Ottaway |

Argument

Echoes of Nasser

Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Living Together Doesn't Mean You're in Love

Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

The Moroccan Model?

Morocco has a chance to become a regional leader on economic reform. But it still has a way to go.

Dalibor Rohac |

Lab Report

The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |

David Rothkopf

No Labels

Why Washington shouldn't wage foreign policy by dictionary.

David Rothkopf |

Putinology

The Government Ban on Just About Everything

Russia's officials are reverting to old instincts: When in doubt, forbid.

Anna Nemtsova |

Interview

'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

Lab Report

Reporters with Borders

Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.

Francis Wade |

Lab Report

The Military's Still in Charge

Why reform in Burma is only skin-deep.

Bertil Lintner |

Christian Caryl

Blood in the Streets

Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

America the Coupless

Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.

Rosa Brooks |

David Rothkopf

Egypt and the C-Word

The danger of calling Morsy's ouster a coup.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Balkans Break Free

Ancient ethnic hatreds? That's so 1998.

Besar Likmeta |

Feature

Mapping Cairo in Crisis

A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.

J. Dana Stuster |

Putinology

Talk About Strange Bedfellows

In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The Man on Horseback

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.

Robert Springborg |

Argument

Hey, J.Lo, Thanks for Serenading that Dictator

The mainstream media have finally discovered human rights violations in Turkmenistan. And it's all thanks to Hollywood.

Sarah Kendzior |

Christian Caryl

Beyond the Barricades

From the Amazon to the Nile, the masses are taking to the streets. But will the Great Awakening of 2013 actually lead to change?

Christian Caryl |

David Rothkopf

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Street protests are no match for elites and inertia.

David Rothkopf |

Christian Caryl

Running from the Arab Spring

Syria isn't the only place with a refugee problem.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Solidarity's Promise

Why recent converts to democracy in Eastern Europe are uniquely qualified to support transitions elsewhere.

Tsveta Petrova |

Argument

Protocols of the Interest Rate Lobby

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.

Piotr Zalewski |

Putinology

The No-Show

Edward Snowden missed the flight to Havana. I didn't.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Why a Lynching Is No Way to Celebrate Freedom

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.

Dwight Bashir |