Sometimes Armenian Protests Are Just Armenian Protests
Not every post-Soviet revolution is about the geopolitics of Russia.
Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas
Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.
Trump Can Help Iran’s Protesters By Rejecting His Own Iran Policies
The first steps have to be international diplomacy, and lifting the travel ban.
Iranians Are Mad as Hell About Their Foreign Policy
Tehran's adventures abroad have triggered anger at home. Here's how American foreign policy can step up.
Russians Remembering 1917 By Bringing Past to Present Online
Remembering the lives they lived IRL through a URL.
What Erdogan and Khomeini Have in Common
The Turkish president’s post-coup crackdowns are following in the footsteps of Iran’s Islamic revolution.
Even Vladimir Putin Cannot Kill the Russian Revolution
Twenty-five years after the great revolution that toppled the Soviet regime, the spirit of dignity and freedom still burns.
Here Come the Young
In the coming years, the population of people under the age of 30 in some of the most fragile and unstable countries is going to skyrocket. And the world is not ready for them.
The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.
The Syrian Revolution Against al Qaeda
An unexpected turn after a clash between Free Syrian Army forces and Jabhat al-Nusra fighters offers a window into who’s really winning hearts and minds.
When Dictators Cry Conspiracy
Slandering democratic protesters as foreign stooges is a favorite tactic of authoritarian regimes. Here’s how to beat it.
The Saints and Smugglers of Syria’s Civil War
How expatriates ran a covert campaign to funnel millions of dollars worth of aid into one of Syria’s worst-hit towns -- right under Assad’s nose.
When Dictators Die
The world’s dictators are aging — but democrats shouldn’t be too quick to rejoice.
The Cops Who Would Save a Country
Two thousand young men and women, equipped with 10 weeks of training, have been sent into the streets of Kiev to convince Ukrainians that the days of a corrupt and brutal militsiya are over. Can 'my new police' rescue a faltering revolution?
The Nuke Deal to End the Revolution
A nuclear accord could be just what the mullahs in Tehran need to turn into responsible actors.
A Wake-Up Call for NGOs
On the margins of the Oslo Freedom Forum, Tunisian activist Amira Yahyaoui offers a sharp critique of the professional human rights community.
Five Years on, Has Kyrgyzstan’s Democratic Revolution Put Down Roots?
As the revolution marks its five-year anniversary, Kyrgyzstan’s transition toward a democratic system faces its biggest litmus test yet.