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Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard following sectarian riots over India's new citizenship law in New Delhi on Feb. 28.

India’s Democracy Is Under Threat

New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Lukashenko Mistakes Protesters’ Principles for Weakness

A surreal helicopter flight highlights the besieged Belarusian president’s belief in force.

Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on August 19, the day after mutinying troops seized Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

A Coup Won’t End Mali’s Corruption and Insecurity

Replacing the president won’t resolve the country’s deep-seated political problems. If neighboring nations and global powers don’t demand a democratic transition, it could lead to greater instability across West Africa.

Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya boosts her height with books as she prepares to film a press video with Veronika Tsepkalo and Maria Kolesnikova in Minsk on Aug. 6 ahead of the election.

The Woman Who Started a Revolution in Minsk

As protests swell across the country, Belarusians are calling for the return of the unlikely politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

Belarusian diaspora rally in Ukraine in support of protests in Belarus.

European Leaders Urge Russia Not to Intervene in Belarus

After a violent crackdown on protesters, Belarus’s leader has lost all credibility in the eyes of his people, Lithuania’s foreign minister says.

An anti-government protest in Bangkok

Thai Protesters Test a Royal Redline

The biggest rallies in years are risking the wrath of royalists eager to use the lèse-majesté law.

A view of the damage inside Chicago Lake Liquors on June 5, after it was looted during the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Violence Hurts the Communities Protesters Want to Protect

A disturbing rise in crime figures highlights the dangers of endorsing militancy.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk during a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on Feb. 1

The U.S. Was Set to Send an Ambassador to Belarus. Then Came the Crackdown.

Lawmakers threaten to block the confirmation of the first U.S. envoy to Belarus in over a decade. But others say an ambassador is needed now more than ever.

Protesters flash the Hunger Games salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, on August 10.

Thai Monuments Are Disappearing in the Dead of Night

This week’s student protests are part of a backlash against a monarchist elite trying to erase Thailand’s democratic history.

A woman holds a poster depicting the icons of the Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya's presidential campaign at an unofficial rally in the capital of Minsk on Aug. 6.

All Bets Are Off in Belarus

Sunday’s election results are predictable, but no one knows what comes next.

Police officers stand guard outside the headquarters of Russia's Federal Security Services (FSB) in central Moscow on July 7, 2020.

Putin’s Security Forces Are Increasingly Unsure About Putin

Anti-government protests are growing, and the Kremlin doesn’t have stormtroopers willing to mount a crackdown.

A protester holds a Puerto Rican flag during a demonstration against Puerto Rico's government in front of the governor's mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 23.

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Model Doesn’t Serve Its People      

One year on from mass protests, Puerto Ricans are still questioning how to refresh the island’s relationship with the United States.

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