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?
How India's elections administration used “vulnerability mapping” to stop trouble before it happened.
Kenya’s general election wasn’t perfect -- but it was peaceful. Here’s why.
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
Guyana's 2001 presidential election left the country deeply divided along ethnic lines. In 2006, they decided to try something new.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?
There’s a distinct whiff of desire for political change wafting through the Caucasus.
Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.
How anti-immigrant passions are shaping Russia's political scene.
There’s no place like India. Which is precisely why its politics and economy are such a contradictory, beautiful mess.
How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.
The Soviet dictator died six decades ago. But Russians have yet to say farewell.
Sorry, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. Just because Iran holds elections doesn’t mean that its government represents the people.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.