The United States wants to spread democratic values around the world. It can start by cleaning up its own act at home.
The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It's not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday.
A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
Whoever wins the Brazilian presidential runoff on Oct. 26 better be ready to kiss the ring of the PMDB.
The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.
France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe.
Pro-democracy demonstrators are fortifying barricades with wood, bamboo, even cement.
The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Brazil's incumbent is on track for re-election. But that's mostly because there's no one better.
Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Robust reform can seem impossible for governments mired in corruption. But the solution is pretty simple: Focus on policies, not politics.
Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
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.