Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.
Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.
Tinseltown’s biggest films tend to be highly critical of American power, but also reinforce the idea that the rest of the world is a place best avoided.
How China’s Communist Party tried to compete with Google, and failed miserably.
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Why can't Americans do political intrigue like the Brits?
How the Chinese are using Kim Jong Un's antics to mock their own leaders.
There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.
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.