In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.
Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.
How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
As the government and opposition forces take to the streets, an exiled billionaire waits in the wings, and battle lines are drawn.
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?
Europe says it will now welcome gay asylum-seekers -- even as the EU’s own LGBT communities suffer discrimination and violence.
Why is Uzbekistan's pop star princess suddenly airing the dictatorship’s dirty laundry?
The Central African Republic has suffered a horrific collapse. But is the worst violence between the country’s Muslims and Christians yet to come?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.
Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.