Beijing's ambassador to the United States on how a strong and rising China is good for the world.
Chinese netizens use the Scottish referendum to discuss democracy in their own backyard.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.
How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.
When dissident author Murong Xuecun returns home, he says he will tell Beijing authorities they can come and get him.
The White House report on information overload is underwhelming. But it's a start.
Three decades ago the world's governments vowed to stamp out torture -- but it's still alive and well.
Why nonviolent resistance might be the best hope for thwarting Putin's adventurism in eastern Ukraine.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
A Chinese firm will need more than money and good intentions to buy a U.S. media company.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The Ukraine protests aren’t about the dream of Europe, but the fear of a Belarusian nightmare.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.