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?
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei speaks exclusively to Foreign Policy on the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's political crisis.
Egypt's long-suffering opposition is fighting back against the Islamist government. But can they get their act together in time?
The results of Sunday's contest could rock the global economy and destabilize Asia. Maybe the world should pay attention?
Nicolás Maduro has risen to No. 2 in Venezuela by trying to stay invisible. If Hugo Chávez dies, will this former bus driver take the country off the cliff?
The Palestinian president will either be toppled from his throne, or die on it. And that may be Hamas's chance to pounce.
Television comedian-cum-populist Beppe Grillo is the hottest thing in Italian politics. But is his new opposition party funny or dangerous?
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
The new Georgian government's arrests of oppositionists have critics crying foul. But they should let justice run its course.
Georgia's president-elect is putting the country in strong danger of losing its hard won democracy.
America's unprecedented political paralysis is undermining the country at home and abroad.
Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.
Now the beleaguered Syrian opposition has two umbrella groups vying for funds and recognition. Is that really going to help?
The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.
Burma’s ruling party is under stress. Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Congratulations, Mr. President. You've got four more years of dealing with the world's most dysfunctional region.