Issues / Democracy & Governance
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Massive data collection by the NSA comes down much heavier on the cost side of the ledger than the benefit.
Shinzo Abe is back as prime minister, along with his special brand of Abenomics and a whole new politics of hype.
No one knows what a major state would be like if it radically cut back its intelligence services--but based on the recent American record, it’s hard to imagine we could be anything but better off.
The UN helped the Congolese army and international prosecutors stand ready to help try war crimes.
In fact, the military’s claims that Egyptian protesters sought an end to the experiment in democracy are highly doubtful.
Iranian-American author Hooman Majd says that Americans are starting to see Iran as more than "just a bunch of crazy mullahs shouting 'Death to America' all the time."
Here are three ways Pope Francis could seriously rock the boat.
The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking, and servitude.
We often hear of U.S. guns turning up at crimes scenes abroad. But we rarely hear about how many foreign-made guns find their way to the United States.