Democracy

Argument

Asleep at the Wheel

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court had the opportunity to finally give the opposition a fighting chance. But it didn't.

Yuhniwo Ngenge |

Dispatch

Rumble in the Jungle

Can anyone unseat Hun Sen's dictatorship by democracy in Cambodia?

Michael Sainsbury |

Argument

It's Time for Mugabe to Go

The argument for real change in Zimbabwe.

Roy Bennett |

Christian Caryl

The Alchemy of Protest

When do mass political demonstrations work?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

From Turkey to Egypt: The Army Is Not a Solution

Why Turkey's experience of military rule does not offer a hopeful precedent for Egypt.

Ihsan Dagi |

Marc Lynch

As Good As It Gets

Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).

Marc Lynch |

Argument

The Breadbasket Is Still a Basket Case

Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?

Marian L. Tupy |

Dispatch

Putin Should Worry

How the Kremlin botched the trial of Alexey Navalny and why the opposition leader -- even jailed -- is still a force to be reckoned with.

Shaun Walker |

Argument

Corrupting Perceptions

Why Transparency International’s flagship corruption index falls short.

Alex Cobham |

Argument

Headed South

Why Egypt could turn out looking like Sudan. And that's not good news.

Andrew C. Miller |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Christian Caryl

Mob Rule

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

How Morsy Could Have Saved Himself

To avoid defeat, try magnanimity in victory.

Tarek Masoud |

Putinology

The Crusader Is a Convict

Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The Odds are Good for Egypt

Run the numbers, and you’ll see that Egypt’s coup may be just what the country needed.

Michael Albertus |

Argument

You Thought the Brotherhood Was Bad?

The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.

Marina Ottaway |

Argument

Echoes of Nasser

Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Living Together Doesn't Mean You're in Love

Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

The Moroccan Model?

Morocco has a chance to become a regional leader on economic reform. But it still has a way to go.

Dalibor Rohac |

Lab Report

The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |

David Rothkopf

No Labels

Why Washington shouldn't wage foreign policy by dictionary.

David Rothkopf |

Putinology

The Government Ban on Just About Everything

Russia's officials are reverting to old instincts: When in doubt, forbid.

Anna Nemtsova |

Interview

'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

Lab Report

Reporters with Borders

Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.

Francis Wade |

Lab Report

The Military's Still in Charge

Why reform in Burma is only skin-deep.

Bertil Lintner |

Christian Caryl

Blood in the Streets

Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

America the Coupless

Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.

Rosa Brooks |

David Rothkopf

Egypt and the C-Word

The danger of calling Morsy's ouster a coup.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Balkans Break Free

Ancient ethnic hatreds? That's so 1998.

Besar Likmeta |