Issues / Democracy & Governance
How the CIA, bad trade deals, and wanton military intervention caused the social crises that gave us the Donald. (Really.)
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
With its elections, Spain takes steps to free itself from the European Union’s tight-fisted policies.
The Islamic State is pursuing a strategy of mergers and acquisitions.
Some 99 percent of eligible Saudi women skipped their first chance to vote — some because gender segregation laws kept them away, others because they boycotted.
Is the Islamic State fast-forwarding from its caliphate to a final battle with the West?
Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
Whatever party ends up on top in the Spanish election, it will have to form a coalition, thus ending the reign of the two-party system that has dominated the country since Franco.