Issues / Democracy & Governance
While the Arms Trade Treaty doesn't do anything to affect American gun owners, it's so weak that it doesn't seem to affect anybody at all.
The U.S. flooded Afghanistan with military and aid funds, while expediently skipping any process of oversight, and so turned Operation Enduring Freedom into Operation Enduring Corruption.
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.
The peace movement needs to make it clear not only what we are against, but what we are for.
Jordanians carefully scrutinized Jeffrey Goldberg's article about King Abdullah in the Atlantic.
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Cognitive dissonance aside, Buddhists -- including monks -- take up arms against Muslims in Burma while the government stands by.
An Argentinian fatwa, a blustering Saddam Hussein.
President Morsi is caught between the IMF, with its demand for austerity measures, and protestors.
The split between the Republican Party's two wings appears certain to grow wider, if for no other reason than deficit-cutting will remain the Republicans' main obsession for the foreseeable future.