Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Ukraine’s military isn’t up to the task of fighting off pro-Russian separatists itself. So ordinary citizens are picking up the slack.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.