Issues / Democracy & Governance
Fashions come and go. And this year, across the broad swath of Eurasia, fascism is in.
Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.
Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.
Political divisions in Ukraine are more accurately explained by historic preferences and influence of the local elites than by language.
Despite the Western claim that the dispute with Iran over nuclear research rests on it, the NPT is largely a means of maintaining Western nuclear-weapons superiority.
Given the limits of its power and its own compromised relationship with international law, the U.S. isn't in a position to do much about Ukraine.
Jordanians protest both Israeli soldiers shooting Amman magistrate court judge Ra’ed Zu’eiter and King Abdullah’s lack of a response.
In a society in upheaval, just who are "the People"?