Issues / Democracy & Governance
For the first time in history, the $70-billion global arms trade will be regulated by international law.
With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
A year ago, the European Court of Human Rights mandated that Slovenia pay compensation to the 25,000 people stripped of residency in the wake of the country's independence.
To beef up the U.S. military presence in Africa to provide security for oil and natural-gas sources, the U.S. needed to either amplify the terrorist threat to the region or fabricate one.
From mission creep to missileers asleep at the wheel.
For many the decomposition of Yugoslavia into its constituent republics in the early 1990s was anything but smooth.
A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
From austerity to Al Nusra.
The World Trade Organization struggles for relevance in a world that embraces diversity.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.