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?
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.
History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
Meet the two hapless candidates running in Syria’s stage-managed farce of an election to confirm president-for-life Bashar al-Assad.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
A nasty -- and surprising -- election fight is playing out in Colombia. And the recent years of peace and prosperity hang in the balance.
As a new president takes office, a deadly firefight rages in Ukraine’s volatile east.
Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko won the election. But can he win over the people?
The Egyptian election was supposed to bring the former Army chief to office on a massive wave of popular support. So why did so many voters stay home?
Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.
Forty years ago, the enemy of democracy in Portugal was fascism. Now it's just Europolitics.
The election of the European Commission’s president may not be exciting -- but it’s far more important than cranky, skeptical pundits are willing to admit.
How terrorism in the Sinai has eclipsed Egypt's presidential election -- and laid bare tensions with the U.S.
Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.
A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sure to win the upcoming presidential elections. But a new poll shows that he will be taking the helm of a profoundly divided nation.