The iconoclastic anthropologist is taking over Afghanistan’s presidency with high hopes and big ideas.
The referendum may have failed, but tens of thousands of people have signed up with pro-yes parties in the week since the vote.
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?
Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.
Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
I was one of Ashraf Ghani’s chief campaign strategists, and no, we did not steal the Afghan election. We won it fair and square -- with Facebook, road rallies, and people power.
Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.
A single family has dominated Indian politics since independence. One man’s incompetence is about to bring it all to an end.
Eduardo Campos's death has left Brazil's presidential election up for grabs and the country's poorest region without a clear champion.
The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.
Let’s see Putin try to pull this nonsense with a Sith Lord in the White House.
The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
After 11 increasingly authoritarian years as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for president on Aug. 10. What happens next won’t surprise you.
Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
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.
Inside the thug groups, dirty tactics, and the dark arts that will decide Indonesia's election.
Why even the Fuhrer was a proponent of pork barrel spending.
As accusations of voter fraud fly, Afghanistan’s presidential race is ripping the country apart.
As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?
Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.
I once called Clinton the Celine Dion of politics. I’d rather have that now than Obama.
Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?