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.
What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.
The sensible way to fight back against Russia's anti-gay campaign.
Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
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.