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Protesters demonstrate against proposed changes to Indonesia's criminal code.

Indonesia’s Activists Are Ready to Fight Together

Coalitions are forming in the face of threats to democracy and pluralism.

An Iraqi protester waves the national flag during a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment, in Baghdad on Oct. 5.

In Iraq, Protesters Are Sick of Corruption and Foreign Influence

The firing of a wildly popular general who led the fight against ISIS has set off demonstrations that could threaten the country’s stability.

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Angry Iraqis Demand New Government

After 15 years of corruption, Iraqi protesters have finally reached a breaking point. Some even want military rule.

An Algerian woman protests during a demonstration in Algiers.

After 8 Months on the Streets, Protesters in Algeria Aren’t Giving Up

Citizens have been promised new elections. But they are looking for more fundamental change.

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.

Egypt Is Done Waiting for Liberals

A previously unknown Egyptian has started an anti-Sisi protest movement—and is opposed by government and liberal elites alike.

Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg addresses politicians, media and guests with the Houses of Parliament on April 23, 2019 in London, England.

The Realpolitik of Greta Thunberg

Her global protest movement has impressed the world with its idealism—but more important are the ways it can steer practical politics.

Pedestrians walk past a big screen television replaying Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill on September 4, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

The Hong Kong Government Is as Leaderless as the Protesters

A distant Beijing and a shifting protest movement make it hard to sit down at the bargaining table.

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Will Hong Kong Flare Up or Flame Out?

How the protesters got here—and what will happen next.

Pro-democracy activist Avery Ng and supporters march to the Hong Kong Chinese Liaison office on June 5, after a vigil to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.

How Close Is Hong Kong to a Second Tiananmen?

The Chinese Communist Party prefers violence to perceived weakness.

Demonstrators demand the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Aug. 7

Honduran Protesters Have Little Cause for Hope

Even if President Juan Orlando Hernández were to leave office, the country’s problems would persist.

Messages left by protesters are posted on "the Lennon Wall" during a rally against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019.

Universities Are Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Bullies

Mainland thuggery against Hong Kongers is being extended to foreign campuses.

A detachment of the Chinese People's Armed Police responsible for the security of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City marches on to the square in Beijing on November 23, 2009.

China’s Paramilitary Police Could Crush Hong Kong

The People’s Armed Police, not the army itself, is the sharp edge of daily repression on the mainland.

From left, Ethiopian mediator Mahmoud Drir, protest leader Ahmed al-Rabie, and Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, celebrate after signing the constitutional declaration in Khartoum on Aug. 4.

How Sudan’s Military Overcame the Revolution

Sudan’s protesters wanted to overthrow their president and his regime. They were only half-successful.

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