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.
In America's past, efforts by disadvantaged citizens to secure greater political influence have been met with violent repression.
Despite President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar’s calls for calm, hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in renewed fighting in Juba.
Oscar nominated documentary The Look of Silence follows an optometrist whose brother was killed in Indonesia's 1965 massacre. But to understand the bigger picture, viewers should watch its prequels.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
South African students have won a pyrrhic victory in their battle for free university education. Will students and their institutions ever be able to interact without violent conflict again?