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.
The upcoming Italian election has everything a casual observer could want. But Italians themselves might not be so lucky.
Venezuelans are contemplating the possibility of a new life without Hugo Chávez. But can the existing system continue in the absence of its creator?
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.