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.
Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.
Enough compromise. Jordanians are tired of being the good kids on the block.
The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?
Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.
Can Edward Snowden really find freedom in an unfree country?
Congress couldn't draw back the surveillance dragnet. But the justices might.
Russia's officials are reverting to old instincts: When in doubt, forbid.
It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.
Here are a few things you should know before setting down roots in Venezuela.
Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.
An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.
As Egypt gears up for big demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood, it's time to remember that you can't have genuine democracy without respect for religious freedom.
What Kim Hyuk has carried with him on his harrowing journey from the streets to the speaking circuit.
Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Europe prides itself on its democratic credentials. So why is a tiny band of underdog dissidents having such a hard time fighting the continent’s last dictator?
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.