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.
It was a big mistake to pick on a pregnant human rights activist. The world must hold whoever was responsible to account.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
As Georgian voters prepare to vote in a crucial parliamentary election, a look back at one of the signature programs of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The run-up to Georgia's October 1 election has been dirty, demeaning, and rife with abuses of power and allegations of corruption. It’s also the best thing to happen to Georgia in a long time.
Even before last week's riots at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, the progress of Tunisia's revolution was beginning to look rocky. Here's why.
Meet the former Green Berets delivering aid to some of the most blighted corners of Burma, and saving souls along the way.
Why does President Barack Obama refuse to call the killing of our Libyan ambassador "murder"?
Barack Obama couldn't censor that anti-Islam film -- even if he wanted to.
Why isn't Burma's democracy icon speaking up for minorities -- and against her country's nationalistic, racist, xenophobic, and occasionally violent Buddhist majority?
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.