Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?
U.S. Marines pack up in Afghanistan; Hungarians protest a proposed Internet tax; and a nude swimming competition in France.
The United States wants to spread democratic values around the world. It can start by cleaning up its own act at home.
Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.
Chinese bureaucracy has run amok, and the country's president is trying to rein it in.
A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.
By defying the CDC, U.S. governors imposing unnecessary Ebola quarantines risk making the next global pandemic all the more terrifying.
A wedding portrait at Hong Kong's protests; gas masks at Indonesia's presidential inauguration; and sunlight in an Egyptian temple.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
Why more Chinese don't believe in the corruption crackdown.
A conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe.
Surely, the administration should realize that lecturing friends and browbeating allies doesn't do it many favors.
A would-be white nationalist conference in Hungary ends with confusion, chicken paprikash, and not much else.
Two governments are competing to rule Libya -- but it may be the militias that wield the real power.
The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Ankara can't seem to make up its mind about who's the bigger enemy: the Islamic State or the Kurds.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
Stirring, profane, always authentic: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have developed a rich musical culture.
Oleh Lyashko gets into fist fights, kidnaps rebels, and supplies militias (or so he claims). Meet the radical populist who could play kingmaker in post-Maidan Ukraine.
Leon Panetta's new book is yanking Hillary Clinton into a debate she doesn't want to have: whether Obama lost Iraq.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.