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.
American values and interests are at stake in stopping the country's slow-motion destruction.
From Guantánamo to Boston, why Americans have a dangerous tendency to overreact to terrorism.
Here's how you really solve the North Korean nuke problem.
Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”
How Kim Jong Un is like Bashar al-Assad, and why being in way over his head could lead to war.
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.
Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?
Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.
There will never be another Nelson Mandela, but maybe that’s just what South Africa needs to save itself from ruin.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?
Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
The United States must find a way to work with its East African ally, even if it's run by an accused perpetrator of crimes against humanity.
There’s a distinct whiff of desire for political change wafting through the Caucasus.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.