Issues / Democracy & Governance
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a well-known Hindu nationalist. But on foreign policy, he seems more likely to show his pragmatic side.
Mexico's oil privatization scheme will hurt the environment, scar the landscape, and leave Mexico at the mercy of transnational firms.
Outnumbered by the country's rural voters, Thailand's once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
The South Korean government is now bearing the brunt of the public’s wrath over the Sewol ferry tragedy.
Uruguay's president has put the country on the map as one of the world’s most exciting experiments in creative, progressive governance.
Afghan justice is buried three sub-basements down.