If the country’s institutions cannot function effectively during a crisis, and especially if a view takes hold that authoritarian regimes are managing the crisis more decisively, a grim future lies ahead.
The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.
Kim Jong Un’s nuclear and missile programs represent one of the most dangerous challenges since the end of the Cold War. But there are opportunities to stop them.
The notion that one form of prejudice can defeat another is an illusion.
No foreign power has ever intervened to try to shape a U.S. election with this kind of sophistication and potency.
How Vladimir Putin is making the world safe for autocracy
Democracy is facing setbacks around the world, but there hasn't been reason to doubt America's resilience—until now.
The United States has been at war with ISIS for more than a year. But you cannot beat a surging ideology without a higher sense of purpose.
Including a third-party candidate would reinvigorate American democracy.
The recent terrorist attack doesn't signal the country's slide into violence and repression.
Around the world, the advance of freedom hinges on "swing states." And they're swinging in the wrong direction.
An Oscar-nominated film about the Egyptian revolution is banned in Egypt. That says a lot.
Religious intolerance is threatening the country’s tenuous transition to democracy.
China's government is approaching an age that has often proven fatal for other single-party regimes. Will Xi Jinping make the necessary reforms to avoid a crisis?
As the world's only Jewish country celebrates its 65th anniversary, its survival still depends on one outcome: two viable states between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.
More than two years into the uprising, the balance of power does not look like it's tipping in favor of the rebels.
Chavez established a frightening, repressive form of fake democracy. All signs indicate that his successors will pick up where he left off.
With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen.
At a time of severe U.S. cynicism about party politics, Burma's living symbol of resistance to dictatorship embraces it wholeheartedly.
Why a wave of democratization will likely turn most or all of the region within a generation