The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.
When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
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.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
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How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
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The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
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How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
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.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.