Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
How do you conduct an election when contending political forces don't agree on the rules? An unlikely study in compromise from Northern Ireland in 2005.
It’s hard to find people who are optimistic about the future of Russian democracy. Leon Aron explains why he’s one of them.
Could Boris Johnson, the ridiculous yet charming mayor of London, really go on to lead Britain?
Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?
Democracy is working just as it should in the EU's newest member state, argues the country's prime minister.
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
With the slow but steady consolidation of militias and the success of moderate democratic parties, despite all odds, it seems like Libya might be on the right path.
One of Saudi Arabia's most popular hardline clerics just embraced democracy. Should we worry, or applaud?
What to make of the historic election results in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya -- and how the United States should respond.
Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.
It wouldn’t actually be that hard to restore Mexico’s economic fortunes -- if the new president is willing to show some backbone.
The battle over Egypt's parliament is more than just a legislative disaster. It's a legal nightmare.
Five foreign policy curveballs that could swing the election.
As a divided Libya heads toward a historic vote, an Islamic "frame of reference" unites the country's political neophytes.
Hey, Mitt: Russia's not quite America's No. 1 geopolitical foe just yet, but keep up that talk and Vladimir Putin will be happy to oblige.
As Libya holds its first post-revolutionary elections, the Brother Leader's legacy is proving hard to overcome.
The revolution in Egypt isn’t over -- at least as long as female revolutionaries have anything to say about it.
Mexico's pretty-boy president is more dangerous than he looks.
Egypt's new president may be no moderate, but he deserves a chance to prove he's no enemy.
The next American president would be naïve to think that the uprisings sweeping the Middle East will be good for America. It's time to retrench and protect U.S. interests from the Islamist tidal wave.
Why are Mexico's presidential candidates ignoring the 800-lb. gorilla in the room -- the failing drug war?