Political analysis of the presidential race this year has focused on voter divisions along race and gender lines. But some analysts think that other cultural dividing lines are even more important. Three political analysts examine newly emerging voter alliances.
On Monday, Zimbabwe's highest court refused to order the release of presidential election results -- dealing a blow to the opposition party, which says its leader defeated President Robert Mugabe in the vote. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton provides an update from…
After eight years of firm rule, Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound by law to give up his position. But Sunday's election, in which his hand-picked successor is expected to cruise to victory, is being derided by some as simply…
In a yet another twist to South Africa's political scene, Jacob Zuma, the recently elected leader of the country's ruling party, has been charged in a corruption case that could jeopardize his chances of becoming president.
World leaders condemned the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, saying her death was an attack on democratic reforms and civic society in the restive South Asian nation. Regional experts examine what her death may mean…
Time magazine named Russian President Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year" Wednesday -- the latest sign of Putin's rise as a key player on the world stage. A Time editor and a policy expert examine Putin's leadership and how…
By PBS NewsHour
Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf tapped an interim prime minister Thursday who will oversee January parliamentary elections in the country as opposition leader Benazir Bhutto pushed separately to build a national unity interim government.
Police in Pakistan halted an opposition protest Tuesday and confined its organizer, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, to her home. Also on Tuesday, Bhutto called for President Pervez Musharraf to resign.
President Bush proposed a new policy plan Wednesday to push for a democratic transition in Cuba, but he declined to lift an economic embargo on the nation. Two policy analysts assess the state of U.S.-Cuban relations.
Journalists, international policy experts and a former Bush administration official talk about the spread of democracy around the world and in particular President Bush's plans to promote democracy.
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