Issues / Democracy & Governance
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
The UN has the power to bring peace to Syria — and greatly enhance its reputation to solve the seemingly intractable problems of sovereign states.
If you were looking for a place where democratic socialism appears to be working, you’d be hard pressed to find a better example than Denmark.
A likely vote of no confidence in Portugal’s hard-right government will signify whether voters in the EU can still choose their own government.
To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.
Hillary Clinton’s delegation of duties as secretary of state stands in direct opposition to John Kerry and his hands-on management.
Amid rising violence against human rights defenders, Guatemalan activists are counting on an emboldened civil society to take on their next president.
Until recently, Korean Americans were all but written out of the U.S. history of the Korean War. A rising group of artists, oral historians, and community members is writing them back in.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?