A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.
Cambodia has just taken a crucial step toward more participatory politics. But further progress toward democracy is likely to be slow and evolutionary rather than sudden and dramatic.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?
Ukraine's military isn't up to the task of fighting off pro-Russian separatists itself. So ordinary citizens are picking up the slack.
The end of the Cold War ushered in an era of expanding freedom. Is the golden age of democratic transitions drawing to a close?
Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.
Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.
In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
Iraq’s jihadist army has figured out a surefire way to sow chaos: by opening prison doors.
Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.
Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.