Issues / Democracy & Governance
Obama has the best opportunity in decades to end the U.S.-Iran standoff.
The right-wing pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.
The European debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.
The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.
Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.