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.
The business community is fed up with President Yanukovych's corruption and management. Is real change on the horizon?
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?
What if American political reporters covered the Chinese horse race?
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.
Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
The heavy-handed political cartoons that have India's government hot under the collar.
Will the relaxation of Burma's severe censorship laws usher in the age of a responsible, responsive media -- or are Burmese journalists right to worry that the state is still watching them closely?
The tragic plot to destroy Nizhny Novgorod's centuries-old historic city center.
The outgoing Salon blogger can't seem to have an honest discussion without accusing his debate partners of malicious motives.