Issues / Democracy & Governance
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
The Gulf Cooperation Council needs to work together on a game plan for negotiating with Iran.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
Our privacy is getting hit from two sides — from corporations as well as the government.
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.