India’s Democracy Is Under Threat
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.
Lukashenko Mistakes Protesters’ Principles for Weakness
A surreal helicopter flight highlights the besieged Belarusian president’s belief in force.
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.
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.
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.
Thai Protesters Test a Royal Redline
The biggest rallies in years are risking the wrath of royalists eager to use the lèse-majesté law.
Violence Hurts the Communities Protesters Want to Protect
A disturbing rise in crime figures highlights the dangers of endorsing militancy.
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.
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.
All Bets Are Off in Belarus
Sunday’s election results are predictable, but no one knows what comes next.
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.
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.