Politics

Dispatch

Mercury Rising

Can opposition leaders contain protest violence in Ukraine—or is the country headed for “prolonged guerrilla warfare”?

Harriet Salem |

Argument

Ukraine's Public Enemy Number One: The Police

Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.

Erica Marat |

Christian Caryl

African Growing Pains

Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Highly Enriched Politics

The Iran debate is a window into the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Here's where the would-be candidates stand.

Heather Hurlburt |

Argument

Turkey's Enemy Within

How Prime Minister Erdogan is dismantling democracy.

Firat Demir |

Daniel Altman

The Inefficiency of Inequality

Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.

Daniel Altman |

Tea Leaf Nation

'I Came to This World Naked'

China's erstwhile No. 2 tries to fend off corruption implications -- and the public isn't buying it.

Gloria Wang |

Argument

With Negotiators Like These...

Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.

George B.N. Ayittey |

COLUMN

Accentuate the Positive

Why undervaluing the potential upsides to a deal with Iran is just bad business.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

On Target

Could discussing humanitarian issues lead to disaster at the Geneva II talks?

Steven Heydemann |

Argument

Uniform Fix

Why putting more military veterans on Capitol Hill won't end Washington's rampant partisanship.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

The Man to Watch

Is Burma's top general maneuvering for a run at the presidency?

Su Mon Thazin Aung |

Dispatch

'We Want to Move On'

What do Egyptians really care about in their country's constitutional referendum? Not the constitution, for starters.

Manal Omar |

Dispatch

Divorce Istanbul-Style

Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.

Piotr Zalewski |

The List

Out of the Way, Congress

5 reasons U.S. lawmakers need to get on board with mega-regional free trade deals.

Kati Suominen |

Argument

Warrior, Farmer, Leader

Reflections on the flawed-but-unmatched legacy of Israel's Ariel Sharon.

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

Déjà Vu and Paranoia in the Deep State

How long can Turkey's democratically elected leader rule by tyranny-of-the-majority?

James Traub |

Argument

Ace of Base

Can Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally close down a problematic U.S. air station in Okinawa?

Trefor Moss |

Argument

The Cuban Paradox

Why is Havana so cautious about reform? Perhaps because its reformer-in-chief is also a stalwart of the revolution.

Javier Corrales |

Report

Should America Start Exporting Oil?

Energy execs and a powerful senator say it's time -- even though the U.S. still doesn't drill enough to supply itself.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Making the Grade

Is there really a way to judge if a foreign policy is successful?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

South Africa, Unequal by Design

How Nelson Mandela's legacy is holding South Africa back.

Mike Albertus |

Argument

Return of the Basket Case

On the eve of a fundamentally flawed election, Bangladesh teeters on the edge of the precipice.

M. Ron Wahid |

Argument

Reckless Reforms

Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.

Joshua Rovner |

COLUMN

Words of Unwisdom

The year’s best worst quotes.

Micah Zenko |

COLUMN

Presenting the Albies of 2013

The best global political economy writing of the year -- tweets included.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Lab Report

Cleaning House in Kenya's Police Force

Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Alexander Noyes |

Slide Show

2013: A Year in Protests

From the Vatican to Brazil, from Paris to Bahrain, a global tour of the year the street roared.

Slide Show |

Lab Report

Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.

Juan Nagel |

The List

The Stories You Missed in 2013

Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.

Ty McCormick |