Russia President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an investigation into allegations that a top Kremlin official took huge bribes in connection with the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Analysts are unsure whether it's a sincere crackdown.
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
Corruption is not inevitable. Afghanistan should focus on technical, legal, and cultural areas to ease the tyranny of corruption.
To root out corruption in places like Afghanistan and Haiti, we must first recognize that corruption is not cultural. And well-publicized arrests won't do anything unless they are coupled with economic incentives.
Mikheil Saakashvili says Russian hostility has helped turn Georgia into a democratic laboratory for the region, and argues that true security cannot be separated from democracy.
Ignoring the worst abuses and empowering authoritarians means betraying our friends in Russia – and undermining US leadership around the world.
The Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner reportedly trained in Yemen with Al Qaeda, but the regional offshoot of Al Qaeda appears to have no ties with rebels and secessionists challenging Yemen’s central government.
After voters on Sunday rejected incumbent President – and 'Orange Revolution' hero – Viktor Yushchenko, the Feb. 7 second round will revolve around the starkly differing styles of rivals Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovich.
Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua put to rest rumors that he was dead in a telephone interview with the BBC Tuesday. It's been six weeks since he left his post for treatment in Saudi Arabia.
Rumors that Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, hospitalized for six weeks in Saudi Arabia, has gone into a coma have put the West African nation on edge.