Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?
If we can't define what it means to be left alone, don't be surprised when the government comes knocking.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
Can Islamic jihadists win hearts and minds in the war against Assad?
Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.
As Tunisia’s government collapses, citizens begin to long for the days of Ben Ali.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.