Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
The candidates may disagree on some human rights issues, but the next president will face challenges that transcend partisan lines.
If Barack Obama is reelected, he'll have to deliver on his promises to Africa -- and act more like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
Fourteen of the best images of Hillary Clinton as she celebrates her 65th birthday.
In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
The riches of the United Arab Emirates hold promise for transgender sex workers, but also danger and unspeakable cruelty.
The internal CIA account of how the Iran rescue really went down.
One of Africa's top business leaders talks about the challenges of encouraging good governance.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
President Hugo Chávez’s victory in the presidential election has some Venezuelans wondering whether it's time to leave.
The Muslim Brotherhood's political party promises to transform Egypt's place in the world.
South Sudan is gone. But the government in Khartoum still can't escape what ails Sudan.
A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean less freedom for everyone.
At an outpost on the Turkish-Syrian border, rebel fighters are the law.
25 years after the end of authoritarianism, Taiwan is still struggling to come to terms with its past.
While the United States offers "non-lethal aid," the destruction of Syria's largest city continues.
Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?
Pundits usually do a terrible job predicting the winner of the world's most prestigious peace award. With that caveat in mind, here goes...
It was a big mistake to pick on a pregnant human rights activist. The world must hold whoever was responsible to account.