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.
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.