Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
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.
It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.
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.
A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean less freedom for everyone.
25 years after the end of authoritarianism, Taiwan is still struggling to come to terms with its past.
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.
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.
Even before last week's riots at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, the progress of Tunisia's revolution was beginning to look rocky. Here's why.
Why five East African countries are trying to follow in the European Union's footsteps -- minus the common currency.
How do you conduct an election when contending political forces don't agree on the rules? An unlikely study in compromise from Northern Ireland in 2005.
The Navy SEAL tell-all vs. our government's classification complex.
The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.
As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
South America's superpower is shoving its weight around across the continent -- and the natives aren't exactly thrilled.
The battle over Egypt's parliament is more than just a legislative disaster. It's a legal nightmare.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
Why conservative economists are aghast at radical reforms by Argentina’s central bank.
Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?
The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.