Beijing remains unlikely to cave to pro-democracy protesters' demands, but it is now losing hearts and minds.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
How the world is training the next generation of peacebuilders.
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.
The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.
Cambodia's prime minister made a promise to tackle the country's most nagging social problem. Now his compatriots are taking him at his word.
The recent Beijing nuptials of Brian Davidson are the talk of Weibo.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.
From thuggish quarantines to botched burials, is the Liberian government’s handling of the Ebola crisis making it worse?
From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad.
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.
One of China's best-known dissidents writes about life as a prisoner of conscience in Beijing.
A Yazidi family, safe for now, takes temporary shelter in Northern Iraq along the border with Syria.
The U.N. is going to determine if Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. Even if they did, what can the U.N. do about it?
Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit. That should never be allowed to happen again.
A new tribunal might prosecute some of Kosovo’s top leaders for gruesome crimes allegedly committed in the late 1990s, including organ trafficking and murder. But could it actually deliver justice?
In India's largest state, a misogynistic family-run political dynasty wants to pretend a rape epidemic doesn't exist.
Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.
Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.