Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
The autocrats of Central Asia like to tout the virtues of stability. But they're really making excuses for decay.
Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.
There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.
If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?
The trial of India's vicious gang-rapists is under way, but don't think for a second the government is really committed to reform of women's rights.
The international community’s failure on Syria limits its power to act against the even bigger bloodletting that’s likely to happen down the road.
A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.
The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.
Haneen Zoabi has made her career speaking up for Israel's Arab minority. In Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel, that's becoming harder each day.
It's time for the U.N. Security Council to do something about war crimes in Syria.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
Turkey is now a solidly middle-income state. But there are still plenty of roadblocks on the path ahead.
Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
Parts of the old Soviet bloc have moved on. So why is Belarus still mired in despotism?
Yes the government should protect free speech. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t speak out.
Congo is an object lesson in how not to resolve conflicts. It's time we changed that.
In the impenetrable Dogon highlands of Mali, the storm of war is coming.