Issues / Democracy & Governance
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.
Washington's pursuit of trade with Colombia — encapsulated by the recent U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement — is abetting human rights abuses and marginalizing Colombian activists.
Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.
Thailand's anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens.
Four years since its devastating earthquake, progress in Haiti is slow and reconstruction efforts are lacking at best.
Are Rwanda's post-genocide youth programs paving the way for future unrest?
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
The 50th birthday of Sonatrach is scarcely cause for celebration.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
The new NGOs are designed to both provide direct service and to put pressure on the increasingly authoritarian Slovakian government.