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.
On the eve of a fundamentally flawed election, Bangladesh teeters on the edge of the precipice.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.
The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.
Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.
How Germany's staid, go-slow chancellor is changing Europe forever.