Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Startling new findings suggest China's social media crackdown is working. But where are the users going?
The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.
Did a billionaire Chinese microblogger briefly return to the digital public square, just days after his release from confinement?
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
Hong Kong journalists have found another way to protest against Beijing's encroachment.
Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.
Reuters gave this Syrian kid a camera. Seven months later he was dead.
The sensible way to fight back against Russia's anti-gay campaign.
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.