Issues / Democracy & Governance
If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East, it should stop arming, aiding, and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime.
Military leaders want more troops to help prop up an unaccountable Afghan government — one that even Afghans aren't interested in dying for.
The president didn’t just want the FBI to stop investigating his friend Mike Flynn. He wanted it to arrest journalists.
In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump's stumbles today?
The latest election in Indonesia was not about radical Islam triumphing over pluralism.
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
Europeans want to upend politics as usual and the far right is still rising. If the left doesn’t come up with an unusual politics of its own, it will be upended as well.
Trump wants to "renegotiate" trade deals like NAFTA. But there's no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards.
Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.
Are Trump's stumbles a brilliant ploy to "deconstruct the state," a political performance, or actual incompetence?