If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
NAFTA gave multinational corporations the right to sue governments to block regulations they don't like, undermining democracy and local sovereignty.
Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China have fallen to some of their greatest depths since the city's handover to Beijing.
After a contentious and disputed election, Nepal's centrist parties are struggling to reach an accord with the Maoists who helped bring down the country's monarchy.
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.
While Tunisia remains an island of hope, its latest government reshuffling promises to change little for the country's impoverished population.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.