There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Fifty years ago, soldiers gunned down hundreds of student protesters in a Mexico City plaza. It was neither the first nor the last time Mexico's army would be deployed against its own citizens.
Italy saw 1,191 attacks on politicians from 2013 to 2015. A new study reveals, for the first time, the destructive effect this strategic political violence has on the nation's political life.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Race has long been a taboo subject in Brazil. With the March 14 killing of the black Rio politician Marielle Franco, any myth of the country as a 'racial democracy' has been broken wide open.
Nearly 300 community organizers and activists have been killed in Colombia since the country's 2016 peace accord. Who's behind these targeted assassinations?
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
The last time the FARC joined in democratic politics, thousands of its members and leaders were murdered. Will this time be different?
We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn't help them.
It's natural to want justice for heinous acts but compassion and tolerance is what will ultimately end the violence.
A professor at Georgetown University answers three common questions about terrorism and political violence.
The road to independence was not a simple tale of civil disobedience.