President Obama is on the right track with Monday's executive order, but the United States needs to get tougher on the global digital arms race.
You should see what even first graders have to read in Saudi Arabia.
Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.
Turkey can be a democratic model for the Middle East, its president says.
The Georgian ambassador pushes back against Thomas de Waal's portrayal of his country.
Let’s get real, script kiddies: It's time to stop defacing websites and start going after the good stuff.
The former president's Freedom Agenda correctly identified the Middle East's dictatorships as the incubators of extremism.
Getting rid of a dictator is a great achievement. But it's only the beginning of a successful transition to democracy.
The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it.
On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.
Experts debate whether the role of sanctions was successful in opening up Burma. But with the up-coming by-elections and the release of political prisoners, the greater challenge may be how to lift them.
An exclusive excerpt from the new biography on Burma's democratic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
How Kony 2012 succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.
How one of Europe’s most celebrated anti-communists become the bad boy of the continent.
No one's perfect, and surely not President Obama. But in the rough and tumble world of foreign policy, it's hard to argue he hasn't done most things just about right.
The good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers.
Five lessons from South Africa's transition to democracy. Excerpts from a recent speech by the country's ex-president.
Tibetans are setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. So is there anything the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile can do about it?
Is it a fantasy to believe that the United States can still promote democracy in non-democratic states?
Pakistan's activist lawyers and judges may have thrown out Pervez Musharraf, but they're no democrats. In fact, they're a grave and growing threat to Pakistan's future.
A bloody six-year civil war fought against Bashar al-Assad's father presents a cautionary tale for Syria's modern-day rebels.
Greece goes up in flames, Xi comes to Washington, and Brazil's Carnival begins.
If the Middle East is your yardstick, the countries of Central Asia ought to be on the verge of revolution. But don't hold your breath.
Burma's famous comedian-cum-activist explains why he can forgive but refuses to forget.
Want to promote democracy in Burma? Start by making sure people are well enough to vote.