Why Vladimir Putin's casual use of a forgotten geographical term has ominous implications.
Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
The European Union has leveled sanctions against Russia's chief propagandist. Is this the right way to fight back against Putin's information monopoly?
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?
Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.