Issues / Democracy & Governance
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.
Americans are trading away their privacy, civil liberties, and billions of tax dollars for an intelligence complex that never seems to know what's going on in the world.
Can Poland's resurgent activist-intellectuals steal the thunder from the right and appeal to millions of Europeans orphaned by the economic crisis?
Is instability in the Arab world irreversible?
The Scottish people will expect the promises that British Prime Minister David Cameron made to be delivered.
India and China’s Pragmatism Challenge U.S. Superpower Status
Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.
Forget those black-and-white satellite photos—North and South Korea are more alike than many suppose, and they're slowly growing closer.
The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.