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.
Will Southern Weekly's protest against censorship change the face of journalism in China?
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
Parts of the old Soviet bloc have moved on. So why is Belarus still mired in despotism?
The United Nations couldn't control the Internet even if it wanted to.
Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.
We love to celebrate heroic crusaders for human rights. But what about the dictator who decides to surrender his powers?
Chen Guangcheng on freedom, violence, and the possibility of a revolution in China.
Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.
The Great Firewall is neither great, nor a firewall. Discuss.