Issues / Democracy & Governance
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
German-American artist Stefan Roloff explores the impacts of totalitarianism — from Nazism to communism and beyond — on the generations that come after it.
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
The TPP doesn't just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations — just ask Pope Francis.
Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars — compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution.
The recent multinational agreement with Iran, along with the calamitous consequences of US military intervention in the Middle East, challenge the frozen notions that have dominated US foreign policy.
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it's led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups.
With its pacifist constitution (literally) beaten down into irrelevance, Japan is in the throes of an identity crisis.