With poll results that stunned incumbent power, Maithripala Sirisena defeated two-term president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka's national elections. Will the island nation now get a more liberal version of democracy?
A vocal minority of pro-democracy protesters are advocating what they call "forceful resistance" against authority.
Everyone’s congratulating Tunisia’s new democracy. So why are young people tuning out?
Why the Japanese prime minister’s big election victory only affords him a short honeymoon.
But if the United States plays politics in Israel’s spring election, it’s possible no one will get what they want next year.
John Hudson is a staff writer for Foreign Policy where he chases down stories from Foggy Bottom to the White House, the Pentagon to Embassy Row. Between 2009 and 2012, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia for Salon.com and other news outlets. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked world-famous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed a secret Iranian military facility. John's weakness is cold craft beer from his birthplace of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He's appeared on MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio, and other broadcast outlets.