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
The Republican candidates claim Arab dictators have brought stability to the Middle East. Is that really true?
Why are so few Indonesians joining the Islamic State?
Should Britain ban a man for planning a ban?
Ahead of a major election, the country is looking more and more like a failed state.
“One person, one vote is not the only morally legitimate way to select leaders,” a political theorist says.
I fought for democracy in Russia. I didn’t expect the leaders of the so-called free world to undermine me.
It was nice to think the region’s uprisings weren’t about the United States, or didn't have to be. But in part they were, and they did.
The country has seen periods of turmoil before. But this time may be different.
The paradise many Cubans dream of is not in the infinity of the heavens, but a mere 90 miles across the sea.
What explains the outrage at Prime Minister Stephen Harper?
Inside Turkey’s revived war against the Kurds
“A conflict of eras is unfolding in Cuba—a collision between two countries.”
The agreement has divided Iranians into camps that could shape the future of the country.
70 years after its founding, the UN faces a world that looks nothing like it did in 1945.
Tunisia’s democratic success has generated a worrying byproduct: religious extremism.