Issues / Democracy & Governance
Iraq's latest elections were relatively free and fair, but they won't do much to resolve the country's stark sectarian divides.
Taiwan's student-led Sunflower Movement has stalled a controversial trade agreement with China. What does it mean for the TPP?
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a well-known Hindu nationalist. But on foreign policy, he seems more likely to show his pragmatic side.
Mexico's oil privatization scheme will hurt the environment, scar the landscape, and leave Mexico at the mercy of transnational firms.
Outnumbered by the country's rural voters, Thailand's once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
The South Korean government is now bearing the brunt of the public’s wrath over the Sewol ferry tragedy.