The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
The Taliban isn't attacking the Afghan army anymore -- they're trying to blow up the heart of Afghan politics.
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.
Why are so many Indian politicians unmarried? And why do Indian voters not seem to care about their private lives?
Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
France has its own Tea Party -- and it's upending Europe’s socialist stronghold.
Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly paranoid rule.
As chaos swirls around Turkey's embattled prime minister, can the opposition take advantage?
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.
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.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
Forget Crimea. Kiev needs to hold a referendum on secession in all its southeastern provinces.
Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
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.
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.
Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.
How the technocrat economist Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left India's economy in tatters.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.