Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
The country tears itself further apart with each passing day. This is the moment to do something about it.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
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.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.
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.
How local officials in a township in post-apartheid South Africa confronted the challenge of gang violence.
Why isn't Burma's democracy icon speaking up for minorities -- and against her country's nationalistic, racist, xenophobic, and occasionally violent Buddhist majority?
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
The Syrian National Council has failed to galvanize international support for the rebellion -- and it has only itself to blame.
From India to Wisconsin, a look at one of the world's most misunderstood religions.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
The brutal regime in Khartoum has a new weapon more deadly than bombs: hunger.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
How the FBI spent a decade hunting white supremacists and missed Timothy McVeigh.