Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.
Strong legislatures are a key ingredient in successful democratic transitions -- and Tunisia is showing the way.
Why Obama and Romney are both afraid to talk about the mess in Europe.
In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.
Want to lead the free world? You'd better figure out what to do about the rise of the machines.
It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.
The business community is fed up with President Yanukovych's corruption and management. Is real change on the horizon?
It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
The politicians in Washington are beating each other up over the Benghazi consulate attack. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to the evidence from the scene of the crime.
President Hugo Chávez’s victory in the presidential election has some Venezuelans wondering whether it's time to leave.
The results of Georgia’s parliamentary election caught American pollsters completely off guard. They should have tried asking the right questions.
Make no mistake: Hugo Chávez's victory in Sunday's election marks another step in the erosion of Venezuela's democratic institutions.
Chávez may have won another election, but it's the opposition that should be celebrating.
The Venezuelan election is too close to call. But one thing seems clear: No one expects Hugo Chávez to go down without a fight.
For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?
What if American political reporters covered the Chinese horse race?
Mikheil Saakashvili's conciliatory reaction to his party's loss in the election seems to prove his critics wrong. Now let's see if the winner can do as well.
Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.
How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.
As Georgian voters prepare to vote in a crucial parliamentary election, a look back at one of the signature programs of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The key to next month's presidential election may well lie in the hands of a mysterious and nebulous bloc of swing voters.
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.