Issues / Democracy & Governance
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
South Korea's alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone but Washington.
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
These generals couldn't conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they've conquered Washington.
Here and abroad, Trump's wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
When the neo-fascist National Front is more willing to condemn neo-Nazis than Trump, we have a problem.
Spain's Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it's a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe.
The slide towards bleak historical periods can be difficult to recognize in the moment. But in this moment, it's glaringly obvious.
From Barcelona to Charlottesville, there’s an obvious double standard in how Trump treats terrorism. But let’s be careful how we talk about it.