The Coronavirus Won’t Kill the Islamic Republic
The pandemic hit Iran harder than almost anywhere—but may have strengthened the regime’s hard-liners.
Ethiopia’s Year of Reckoning
Ahead of elections in 2020, Ethiopia has many problems to address. Here are our top reads on how Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and what comes next.
Venezuela Is Armed to the Hilt
The country has assembled one of the largest stockpiles of weapons in the Western Hemisphere. Here’s how to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Guaidó’s Make or Break Moment
Calling for the final phase of the revolution was the Venezuelan opposition leader’s boldest move yet, and the outcome will show whether his protest still has legs.
Juan Guaidó Calls Venezuelans to the Streets
A transcript of the opposition leader’s remarks from La Carlota Air Base.
It Takes a Village to Make a Monster
Omar al-Bashir is gone—but he was never the key to Sudan’s oppression to begin with.
Thailand’s Groundhog Day
The recent election replayed a similar vote from 1992. And if the historical precedent is any guide, Thai politics are about to get even messier.
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria
The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
What’s Good for Maduro Is Bad for Chavismo
The more atrocities Venezuela’s dictator commits, the less likely his regime is to survive him.
Transformation in Iran Will Come From Women
On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a former political prisoner assesses the prospect of change in Iran.
Armenia’s Revolution Will Not be Monopolized
An Armenian protest leader just secured the office of prime minister by a landslide—but, thanks to his own efforts, he’ll still face plenty of opposition.
Armenia’s Democratic Dreams
The country’s Velvet Revolution took its cues from democratic movements in Latin America rather than from other revolutions in the post-Soviet world. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
India’s Aging Guerrillas Still Believe in the Struggle
As India’s police conjure up the specter of urban Maoist terror, the real insurgency remains deep in the jungle.
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.