Where does Turkey go from here?
Critics claim British voters were unqualified to decide such a complicated issue. But democracy itself isn’t the problem.
The U.S. is pressing ahead with its opening to Cuba. What does that mean for democracy on the island?
The desire for theocracy in the Muslim world can be partly understood through the failures of Western secularism.
From Lord Latimer to Bill Clinton, impeachment has always been political. But how political is too political?
The campaign to name Britain’s research ship was a surprising success. But what’s next?
Why it’s so hard to know
Turkey’s leader was once imprisoned for reciting a poem. Now he wants to jail a German satirist for doing the same.
Is the British government’s response to a naming contest tyrannical? Or the very definition of the democratic process?
The impeachment of Dilma Rousseff is occurring in one of the most politically fragmented countries on earth.
Lost in the debate about Obama's visit to Havana is whether America should isolate enemies in the first place.
How the man behind the Danish cartoons crisis thinks about free speech, 10 years on
European commentators analyze the Republican frontrunner.
Through a series of political scandals, a heroic people that shook off communism are revealing themselves as an ordinary, flawed nation.
What Friday’s elections will accomplish—and what they won’t
In electing a pop star, whose five-year term ended Sunday, Haitians may have been ahead of the curve.
Authoritarian leaders like the Gambia's Yahya Jammeh seem to relish the West's wealth. Why doesn’t the United States use that against them?
What’s been happening in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Tunisia over the past five years.
Angela Merkel’s refugee policy is proving deeply unpopular. Will she forge ahead anyway?
Five years since an uprising brought down Egypt’s dictator, five families show the country’s struggle is as much personal as it is collective.
How Washington’s partisan bickering looks from a one-party state