The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Yad Vashem is not biased against Tunisian Arabs that saved Jews' lives during the Holocaust.
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How President Obama could have kept friends as friends and nipped the NSA fallout in the bud.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.
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Why won't Israel's Holocaust memorial recognize the righteous Arabs that saved Jews from the Nazis?
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.
For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.
Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.
America will never solve its gun problem until it gets over its fetish for the Founding Fathers.