How the plan to save Italy by cutting it into pieces was hatched at a small restaurant in Rome. Or so one could imagine…
Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
As Venezuelans head to the polls to replace Hugo Chávez, a crazy campaign takes a turn toward the truly bizarre.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.
The competing forces in Iran's political system are poised to collide in this summer's presidential election.
Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.
How India's elections administration used “vulnerability mapping” to stop trouble before it happened.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
The mysterious Pakistani-Canadian cleric is back, and he’s shaking up the country’s politics.
Guyana's 2001 presidential election left the country deeply divided along ethnic lines. In 2006, they decided to try something new.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
The United States must find a way to work with its East African ally, even if it's run by an accused perpetrator of crimes against humanity.
There’s a distinct whiff of desire for political change wafting through the Caucasus.
How the Iranian regime used the Kazakhstan talks as pre-election propaganda.
Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.
The unlikely candidate shaking up the country's political establishment.
As Kenya's election nears its climax, an intimate look at candidate -- and prime minister -- Raila Odinga on the campaign trail.
There’s no place like India. Which is precisely why its politics and economy are such a contradictory, beautiful mess.
Sorry, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. Just because Iran holds elections doesn’t mean that its government represents the people.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.
Photos from Mathare, one of Nairobi's sprawling slums, where warlords, witches, and drug dealers stump for votes ahead of next month's election.