A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
“The Elite Isn’t Going to Lose Control”
Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.
Latin America’s Paraguayan Hangover
Some Latin American leaders have peculiar ideas about what constitutes an assault on democratic principles.
Who Cares How Many Women Are in Parliament?
There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.
Build Burma from the Ground Up
Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
“The Wounded Will Be Killed”
An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege.
Asia’s Next Tiger
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
A Requiem for Calderon
The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.
The Freedom to Hate
As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.
Egypt’s Constitutional Chaos
The process of drafting a new constitution is a train wreck. But there’s a way to get it back on track.
Africa Takes Off
Sub-Saharan Africa is starting to shed its reputation as an economic laggard. The West should pay attention.
Betting on a Cambodian Spring
Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The Window is Closing for Riyadh
The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.
The Godfathers of Tunis
Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
Two Worlds, One Climate
Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.
Down, but Not Out
Just because Brazil’s growth rates are slowing, doesn’t mean the doomsayers are right.
Burma Can Bring It
It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.