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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.

People celebrate after protest leaders strike a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body in Khartoum on July 5.

How Darfur Became Sudan’s Kingmaker

The country’s strongman is using the region to cement his rule.

Protesters confront police after the Legislative Council building was damaged in Hong Kong on July 2.

Hong Kong on Strike

The picket line could be a powerful tool in the fight for democracy.

Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong on July 2.

Carrie Lam’s Regrets

A transcript of the Hong Kong leader’s remarks during a day of violent protests.

Protesters rest on a road divide outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong after a flag raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2019.

The Dangerous Romance of Hong Kong Protests

The focus on drama risks ignoring the hard slog of resistance.

Protesters demonstrate bill on June 16, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Beijing Blames Foreigners When Hong Kongers March

Belief in foreign spies is projection about the Party's own overseas activities.

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans during a rally against the extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9.

How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong

Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.

Protesters shout out after police fired tear gas during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019.

Hong Kongers Won’t Bow to Beijing. But Their Leaders Will.

The city’s leaders are answerable to the party, not the public.

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