For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
As a security vacuum continues to plague Egypt, the country's beleaguered Christian community fears a rash of kidnappings will only worsen during the holiday season.
In South Sudan, a failed coup, violent confusion -- or the first spark of civil war?
Why the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions -- and my small liberal arts college -- is so utterly ridiculous.
The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.
With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.
Caught between the regime and Islamists, Syria’s gay community just struggles to stay alive.
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.