Egypt’s economic crisis deprives the regime of the financial and economic resources needed to sustain a solid social base among public sector employees, and hence hinders the consolidation of authoritarian rule.
Kyrgyzstan could yet evolve into an island of pluralism with stable institutions, but global and domestic trends may be pointing it in a different direction.
Open standards and free markets should dictate the choices available to content creators, not centralised exchanges that then become the playground for vested interests to creep into their daily administration and deprive creators of licensing autonomy.
While Tunisia is often and rightly lauded for its progress, social inequality and regional asymmetries are undermining the country’s democratic transition.
Win or lose, Donald Trump is likely to herald a major discontinuity in America’s political evolution.
The death of famed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was greeted with great sorrow, though his shadow will only grow larger with the passage of time.
While the nuclear accord with Iran has curbed their nuclear program, the West’s relationship with Iran remains challenging.
European diplomacy might be better aimed by helping to forge an international consensus that encourages the use of legal frameworks to provide an alternative to unilateral use of force and the creating of facts on the ground.
Since Turkey’s failed coup, the workings of religion in Turkish political life have become much stronger than ever before in recent years.
The attempted coup in Turkey will have far-ranging implications for the country’s international role. The Turkish-U.S. relationship in particular is headed for considerable turbulence.
Despite all its defects, a minimum income guarantee may well become an inevitable policy.
Following the failed military coup attempt, what will the future hold for domestic and foreign policy in Turkey?
Where is Turkey’s illiberal democracy going after the attempted coup on July 15?
India's stance is not about China's rise or a reaction to Chinese actions, but a necessary step to lend its voice on a matter of principle critical to peace and stability in the region.
With just a year to go before the next NATO summit in 2017, two issues will gnaw at the alliance. One is enlargement; the other is Brexit.
Situated at the nexus of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, Turkey is in a geostrategic context that is becoming increasingly volatile.
The Syrian government has been able to offset its manpower shortage by relying on local actors with decades-old ties to the regime, but counting on these proxies may no longer be possible.
It seems the world is having its schadenfreude moment with America as a consequence of everything from the unrest in U.S. streets to the rise of Donald Trump.
Following the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Philippines on the South China Sea issue and its rejection of any legal basis for Beijing to claim historical rights to the nine-dash line, Chinese leadership must be wrestling with the question of whether to transform its disavowal of the decision into more than words
An advanced missile defense system, commonly called THAAD, is heading to South Korea, to counter threats from the DPRK. Neighboring China opposes the system.