One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled.
Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
In Brazilian prisons, overcrowding, corruption and gang infiltration are a combustive combination. But it all started with bad drug policies.
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
Referendums are not only divisive as tools of political democracy, they also turn everyday life into a new challenge.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
Integrating large refugee populations goes far beyond simply offering citizenship to some.
Of many ways to make fundamental decisions in a constitutional democracy, Colombia and Great Britain chose the riskiest of all options: the plebiscite.
The heir to Thailand's throne, Maha Vajiralongkorn, enters his reign with no authority other than that of the office he now holds.