If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
China’s campaign of cyber attacks has reached epidemic proportions. Can anything be done to stop it?
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
The 22-month civil war is even worse than the headlines make it seem.
The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
The 20 most puzzling, hypocritical, and revealing things said about U.S. foreign policy in 2012.
As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.
Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
Nate Silver was just the beginning. Some of the same statistical techniques used by America's forecaster-in-chief are about to revolutionize world politics.
Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.
The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
A reporter's memoir of what it's like to tell the truth about today's China.
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.