The odds favor a big year for Democrats, but the extent of their gains is still in doubt.
For black South Africans, the hard lesson was the same as it had been during the Boer war: support for Britain would bring few rewards.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
Our research shows how Brazil's business elite has influenced the course of politics in the country.
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
Ukrainian nationalism – and a president on the rocks – has sparked a religious crisis.
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder will have ramifications for the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Many Native languages are dying, and their loss has deep and profound implications for our world.
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
Brazil could see a return to the dark days of the military dictatorship.
A new crime prevention program in Western Australia is training young Australians of African descent to become peer mentors to at-risk youths in their communities.
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
Despite continual threats, the media in Uganda continues to tackle controversial issues and break big stories of corruption and abuse of power.
China is one of the world's largest economies, and Deng Xiaoping was arguably the man who made that happen through his visions of economic reform.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.