Behind Putin's sudden release of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.
After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.
No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.
An on-the-ground look at Ukraine's continuing anti-government protests.
Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.
The Ukraine protests aren’t about the dream of Europe, but the fear of a Belarusian nightmare.
The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
Public officials from Beijing to D.C. are failing to rise to the world's challenges. That's where FP's Global Thinkers come in.
I'd rather risk becoming a terrorist's victim than live under a surveillance state.
The man behind the myth -- and the tenuous future of South Africa.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.
How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
As the government and opposition forces take to the streets, an exiled billionaire waits in the wings, and battle lines are drawn.