A conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe.
The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
Stirring, profane, always authentic: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have developed a rich musical culture.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.
Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Robust reform can seem impossible for governments mired in corruption. But the solution is pretty simple: Focus on policies, not politics.
Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.
Afraid for his hold on power, Putin is cracking down on Internet freedom with a flurry of new laws.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Russia's opposition got crushed in last weekend's local elections. But that didn't exactly come as a surprise.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
With a growing economy and a freshly-signed peace agreement, Mozambique's future looks bright. But it needs to act now to avoid the perils of the resource curse.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.
Cambodia's prime minister made a promise to tackle the country's most nagging social problem. Now his compatriots are taking him at his word.
Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.