The United States has misinterpreted the end of Communism for a quarter of a century. It's time to set the record straight.
It's hard to remember just how impassable the Berlin Wall was -- until one day it wasn't. A memoir.
By defying the CDC, U.S. governors imposing unnecessary Ebola quarantines risk making the next global pandemic all the more terrifying.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe.
Singapore watches its twin city from afar, and considers its own future.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.
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.