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.
For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?
Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
Manama responds to Freedom House's report knocking the country's democratic transition.
Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.