The autocrats of Central Asia like to tout the virtues of stability. But they're really making excuses for decay.
Ukraine has long faced a choice: Should it cast its lot with Russia or the European Union? 2013 is shaping up to be the year Kyiv finally decides. The first in our series of Lab Reports.
How a bunch of soccer fans became the Muslim Brotherhood’s worst nightmare.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.
Yair Lapid's critics have dismissed the former TV personality as vapid and uninformed. They couldn't be more wrong.
How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?
Organizing the first post-apartheid election in 1994 took a lot of logistical planning and political inclusion. But it also took a lot of creativity in finding solutions to the numerous problems that arose.
The pundits were wrong: Israeli voters aren't lurching to the right.
Hugo Chávez has left a profound mark on Venezuela. But how much of his legacy will remain when he’s gone?
Netanyahu's back, and Barack Obama needs to find a way to work with him this time around.
Israeli pols hit the trail from Haifa to Hebron in search of votes ahead of next Tuesday's election.
In Israel's heated electoral politics, peace is becoming a fringe position.
The veep is no joke -- and he's making a serious play for 2016.
A war-torn country is not a broken country. How Liberia pulled off its 2005 election.
With Venezuela's president-for-life looking pretty close to death, the country's politicians are jostling to fill his shoes.
It can be done, but only if the international community truly invests in democracy.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
Narendra Modi is still banned from the United States for his involvement in deadly anti-Muslim riots. Could he be the next leader of India?
The heir of a controversial South Korean autocrat is now the country's first female president. Can she emerge from his shadow?