What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
How Chinese netizens are mocking a recent spate of televised confessions.
Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.
Chinese citizens don't think their government should have a monopoly on rumors.
Is China's top intellectual property rights enforcer using pirated software?
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The ICC’s docket points to a serious problem -- but not the one that African leaders are complaining about.
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.
Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.
Enough compromise. Jordanians are tired of being the good kids on the block.
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.