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.
The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
It's becoming clear that it will take more than one chaotic weekend to derail Prime Minister Erdogan's plans.
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
How can the Obama administration credibly promote freedom of speech abroad while restricting it in the United States?
Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?
Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.
Freedom House ranks the world's most repressive media climates.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.
There will never be another Nelson Mandela, but maybe that’s just what South Africa needs to save itself from ruin.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
Sorry, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. Just because Iran holds elections doesn’t mean that its government represents the people.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.
The more things change in Saudi Arabia, the more they remain the same.
The autocrats of Central Asia like to tout the virtues of stability. But they're really making excuses for decay.