Issues / Democracy & Governance
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
It is not between fundamentalist Muslims and Western governments.
For those who view international relations as a quest for equity between nations, the U.S. and the West bullied Iran into a nuclear deal.
President Obama’s deal with Iran gives hope for international cooperation on future crises.
International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about "American retreat," yet they're the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
As Germany squeezes Greece, it’s in denial about the skimpy reparations it paid Greece for World War II.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.