Get Ready for a More Aggressive Turkey
Erdogan’s new partner in parliament — the ultranationalist MHP — will make Ankara a more belligerent and intransigent ally.
Zimbabwe Needs Genuine Democracy, Not Window Dressing
As the country prepares for the first post-Mugabe elections, the United States and its allies must use all the leverage they have to demand genuine reform.
Erdogan Has Mastered Democracy
For all the deserved criticisms of Turkey's president, the man knows how to win an election.
America’s Uncivil Protests Are Straight Out of Latin America
Donald Trump’s domestic critics are following South America’s successful anti-strongman playbook.
Read FP’s Coverage of Sunday’s Elections in Turkey
Turks will vote to elect not only a president but also a parliament—a first in the country’s history.
Don’t Trust Anybody About Turkey’s Elections
The one thing that's clear about Erdogan's re-election bid is that everything is unclear.
Erdogan Will Win by Any Means Necessary
Turkey’s president has plenty of experience stealing elections — and Sunday’s vote is one he can’t afford to lose.
Malaysia’s Diplomacy Is Trapped in Mahathir’s Shadow
The newly energized democracy is missing the chance to make its diplomatic mark in the region.
I Fought Against Muqtada al-Sadr. Now He’s Iraq’s Best Hope.
The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.
The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election
Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.
Peace Pact in the Balance As Colombians Vote
Sunday’s election is widely seen as a referendum on the historic peace accord with the FARC.
Riyalpolitik and the Art of Influence in Trump’s Washington
America's Arab allies have always wanted to buy direct access to U.S. foreign policy, and they finally found a seller.
Erdogan Is Failing Economics 101
Turkey’s president has made a huge bet that he's right and all of the world’s economic experts are wrong.
India’s Democracy Is More Delicate Than It Seems
After scrambles, fights, and bribes in Karnataka, the stage is set for a tough 2019 vote.
How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight
Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws.
Netanyahu Needs Conflict to Survive
The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows.
Iraq’s Top 10 Potential Prime Ministers
Will it be the Harvard- and MIT-educated mandarin, the coveralls-wearing man of the people — or someone else the world has never heard of?
Everyday Anger Brought Down Malaysia’s Government
Corruption and incompetence pushed Malaysians to end decades of one-party rule.
Malaysia’s Elites Ride The People’s Tsunami
Amid a democratic triumph, the new boss is still literally the old boss.