On closer inspection, the Indian miracle turns out to be pretty ordinary after all.
How self-absorbed computer nerds became a powerful force for freedom.
The Gulf monarchies were once thought immune to the uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Not anymore.
How Pervez Musharraf's foolish return to Pakistan is creating problems for the United States.
Their religion may stress peace, but some Buddhists are showing that they’re entirely capable of violence in the name of faith.
China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
Pakistan's former dictator returned home to what he thought would be a hero's welcome. Instead, a court ordered his arrest -- and put the military in an awkward spot.
Why are the Gulf's leaders so afraid of a few jokes?
In Burma, members of the pro-democracy opposition are struggling to school themselves in the ins and outs of a liberal society. But so far it's an uphill battle.
Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”
Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
She wanted Gorbachev to stop the reunification of Germany.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.
Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.
Chechnya’s president is building power in Russia. And his thugs aren't listening to the FSB.
As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?