What the history of successful nonviolent movements teaches us about the political transition in Burkina Faso.
The period before World War I was marked by inequality, terrorism, and discontent with democracy. Sound familiar?
Bulgaria commemorates a murdered dissident -- and takes a symbolic step toward reckoning with its communist past.
Remembering the "glory days" of nudity, breast milk, and recycling 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The United States has misinterpreted the end of Communism for a quarter of a century. It's time to set the record straight.
It's hard to remember just how impassable the Berlin Wall was -- until one day it wasn't. A memoir.
The great political thinker's new book offers a brilliant analysis of problems. But it doesn't go far enough with solutions.
Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?
The animals were feared as metal-devouring "tapirs" who could chew the nails off a city gate.
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program.
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
China and Britain made a pact that's still undermining governance in the former colony.
To secure his own legacy, Xi Jinping has every reason not to send tanks into the city.
How the United Kingdom lost the loyalty of the island city's people.
Beijing remains unlikely to cave to pro-democracy protesters' demands, but it is now losing hearts and minds.
Minor infractions are sending Cambodian refugees back to a land they hardly recognize -- and once fled in terror.
Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.
A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.