Issues / Democracy & Governance
Iraq's problems are in large part the result of recent disasters--like the U.S. invasion and the Syrian civil war--not ancient grievances.
However vindictive and mule-headed, Prime Minister Maliki doesn’t deserve all the blame for the success of ISIS in Iraq.
On the outskirts of Europe people are literally dying to get in, while the core members of the EU are having second thoughts.
Were Christ and his followers early jihadists?
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.
Three ways rebellious young people are still reshaping the Middle East.
At times, transition seemed to mean simply the transfer of resources from one ruling elite to another.
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.