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.
Using terms like "civil society" is a distraction from the real problems in authoritarian countries.
We love to celebrate heroic crusaders for human rights. But what about the dictator who decides to surrender his powers?
How a pillar of the old regime in Burma is working to prove his democratic credentials.
How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?
Once again, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has descended into chaos.
The Obama Administration is pursuing closer ties with the military in Burma -- a policy that could undermine efforts to build democracy.
Chen Guangcheng on freedom, violence, and the possibility of a revolution in China.
Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
The Great Firewall is neither great, nor a firewall. Discuss.
The lowdown on America's maybe-next secretary of state.
Not only does the United States deserve a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it’s leading the charge.
Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.
The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
An interview with a leading human rights activist from Bahrain