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.
Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.
The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.
An interview with a leading human rights activist from Bahrain
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.