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.
Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.
The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
Europe says it will now welcome gay asylum-seekers -- even as the EU’s own LGBT communities suffer discrimination and violence.
Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
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.