Issues / Democracy & Governance
The Pentagon is long overdue for an audit of its $555 billion budget, but Congress has failed to hold it accountable.
The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
Haiti’s late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong Diaspora unlikely to ever return home.
During and after Israel's war on Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
Hong Kong's Occupiers have been peaceful and their demands reasonable, but China's leaders see bogeymen around every corner.
East and West Germany were like a couple that had rushed into marriage with very little understanding of what it would be like to live together.
Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It's a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.