Issues / Democracy & Governance
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Hungary’s inequality is manifested in education, health care, transportation, and ― prejudice against Roma.
Sudan might have been better off undivided.
Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
The Obama’s administration’s policy on Western Sahara constitutes nothing less than a rejection of fundamental principles of international law.
Through vote buying and brute violence, supporters of the 2009 coup in Honduras may have stolen the 2013 election.
Each year Conn Hallinan looks aghast at news stories and newsmakers that beggar belief.
No one performs Shakespeare in the theaters of Pyongyang. Instead, he is enacted in the corridors of power.
Parents and students in Japan's "North Korean" schools struggle to maintain their identity in an increasingly hostile environment.