Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Why are Algerians so keen to elect (once again) an ailing 77-year-old man they so rarely see?
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
The armed Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine aren’t leaving any time soon -- and that could lead to war.
Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe. Are the bread riots finally coming?
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
In a fevered election battle, India's top candidates are claiming that they -- and only they -- can get the faltering economy back on track. But the data shows they're missing the point.
Spain's political heavyweights have locked themselves into a secession face-off that could tear apart the country.
A game theory guide to understanding the cynical genius of Russia’s president.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Don't be too quick to condemn Afghanistan's unpredictable president to history's dustbin.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Actually Mr. Lewis, it's not just Wall Street that's rigged. It's the American system.
Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Could a simple book about a simple man help mitigate America's image as a vulgar hegemon?
On personality politics, great men, and the fallacy of thinking that individuals actually shape the world.
Is Obama pushing a new living wage to try and force the issue of undocumented workers?
20 years after the Rwandan genocide, is Paul Kagame's government assassinating its critics?
Jonathan Pollard is Israel's most notorious spy. So why are Washington and Jerusalem talking about freeing him?
Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly paranoid rule.
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.
Today, China and Japan are at each other’s throats, but 30 years ago they were like old friends. What happened?
Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.