Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
Thailand’s coup gives the United States a chance to show that it actually cares about human rights and democracy.
The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.
The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?
If chants and protests in Brazil left egg on FIFA’s face, Russia and Qatar are cooking up an omelet.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors trekking north from Central America is a humanitarian crisis -- and the United States should treat it like one.
Suicide is becoming a crisis among people affected by Syria's protracted civil war -- and no one is talking about it.
It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.
Cuba has come a long way on LGBT rights since putting gays in labor camps. But don't believe the Castro family's gay-friendly PR.
Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.
In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.
Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
My conversations with the imprisoned Chinese human rights defender.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
Are there any teams in Brazil that you can support without holding your nose?
The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him. Is Prince Zeid up to the job?
A Pakistani woman brutally murdered by her own family is just one of countless women around the world abused -- or worse -- by so-called “loved ones.”