Revolution

People celebrate Armenian prime minister Serzh Sarkisian's resignation in downtown Yerevan on April 23, 2018. (VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Sometimes Armenian Protests Are Just Armenian Protests

Not every post-Soviet revolution is about the geopolitics of Russia.

Emmanuel Macron with students during the inauguration of an apprentice training centre in Tours on March 14, 2018.  (BENOIT TESSIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Protests against planned pension reforms in Athens on Feb. 12, 2016. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas

Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.

Iranian students scuffle with police at the University of Tehran on Dec. 30, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

An Iranian woman raises her fist amidst the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest in Tehran on Dec. 30, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY PIERRE CELERIER  (FILES) -- In a file picture taken in January 1979, Iranian protestors hold a up a poster of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a demonstration in Tehran against the Shah. Iran will begin 10 days of celebrations on February 1, 2009, marking the 30th anniversary of the return of the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the revolution which toppled the US-backed shah.  (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

What Erdogan and Khomeini Have in Common

The Turkish president’s post-coup crackdowns are following in the footsteps of Iran’s Islamic revolution.

(FILES) A picture taken in Moscow on August 20, 1991 shows a group of Yeltsin supporters, including a Soviet colonel with the Russian flag, walking towards the Russian Parliament, as thousands of Muscovites are gathering around the building to support President of Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin to protest against the toppling of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev by communist hardliners early on August 19. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL EVSTAFIEV        (Photo credit should read )

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.

Indian schoolchildren wait in line for their mid-day meal at a government primary school in the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 13, 2011, on the opening day of the new academic year. The government of India's Andhra Pradesh state has introduced English as a second language from Class 1 onwards for the 2011-2012 academic year. India's National Knowledge Commission has admitted that no more than one percent of country's population uses English as a second language. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read )

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.

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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.

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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.

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When Dictators Cry Conspiracy

Slandering democratic protesters as foreign stooges is a favorite tactic of authoritarian regimes. Here’s how to beat it.

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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.

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When Dictators Die

The world’s dictators are aging — but democrats shouldn’t be too quick to rejoice.

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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?

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY PIERRE CELERIER  (FILES) -- In a file picture taken in January 1979, Iranian protestors hold a up a poster of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a demonstration in Tehran against the Shah. Iran will begin 10 days of celebrations on February 1, 2009, marking the 30th anniversary of the return of the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the revolution which toppled the US-backed shah. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nuke Deal to End the Revolution

A nuclear accord could be just what the mullahs in Tehran need to turn into responsible actors.

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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.

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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.

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