The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?
Can Edward Snowden really find freedom in an unfree country?
Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.
Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court had the opportunity to finally give the opposition a fighting chance. But it didn't.
Congress couldn't draw back the surveillance dragnet. But the justices might.
Why Transparency International’s flagship corruption index falls short.
Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?
Run the numbers, and you’ll see that Egypt’s coup may be just what the country needed.
Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.
In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.
Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Good luck with that.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.
How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'
The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.