Issues / Democracy & Governance
In Europe, ordinary people are leading their governments to welcome migrants and refugees with compassion rather than cruelty. Can we pull that off in the U.S.?
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence.
In upcoming votes for the EU's most indebted countries, the left will have to battle both the forces of austerity and a resurgent xenophobic right.
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing.
Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.
It was one thing to establish a peace group in Poland or Hungary during the Communist era, another entirely in East Germany.
The Islamic State isn’t going anywhere soon.
While Republicans beat up on the White House for making peace with America’s enemies, voters should ask them more questions about America’s friends.
Despite the ongoing islands dispute, Japan and China are growing closer.
To Vaclav Havel, government wasn’t about a well-oiled economy or keeping the streets safe and clean, but whether the system allowed people to live with integrity.