Issues / Democracy & Governance
International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about "American retreat," yet they're the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
As Germany squeezes Greece, it’s in denial about the skimpy reparations it paid Greece for World War II.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
Yes, Gen. Petraeus got off lightly, but the real issue is the harsh punishment for others whose offenses were negligible.
In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.
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.