Why Barack Obama can't afford to take human rights off the agenda when he meets with Xi Jinping.
Washington's democracy promotion community is a mess. Here's how to fix it.
Has the government of Prime Minister Erdogan finally succumbed to the authoritarian impulses that doomed so many other Turkish leaders before him?
It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.
A Guatemalan court’s recent ruling in favor of a former dictator looks scandalous. But it actually shows just how far Latin American democracy has come.
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.
Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.
Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?
Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.
How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?
Why human rights advocates should stop worrying about the phantom fear of autonomy.
What we know about the Syrian rebel commander captured on video ripping out and eating the heart of a pro-Assad fighter.
Why Obama doesn’t need Congress to start to make good on his promise.
Many in the State Department aren’t happy with the president’s policy on Syria. And they’re speaking out.
It’s time for the president to back up his words with action.
The big box behemoth might be a global force for good, but expansion doesn't make everyone happy.
Let's face it: We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet.
Their religion may stress peace, but some Buddhists are showing that they’re entirely capable of violence in the name of faith.
China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
Russians weren't paying much attention to their own war on terror. But that was before the attacks in Boston.
Why the United States should walk carefully and move slowly when it comes to reform in Bahrain.