Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The United States is finally cracking open the door to India's probable next leader. But it’s now on his terms.
Jamaican bobsledders have been getting all the attention, but the country's economy has been doing pretty well, too.
When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.
President Yanukovych is losing his support among Ukraine's oligarchs -- and that could be the key to his fate.
In Thailand's restive politics, it's the royals who have the power to soothe the country -- or destabilize it.
The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.
How a $50 million graft scandal is pushing Malawi even closer to environmental catastrophe.
Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.
And some of them were never allowed in history class.
Belly dancers, billboards, and Egypt's military propaganda machine.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.