Issues / Democracy & Governance
Egypt’s revolution has been more of a regime exchange than a regime change.
Anyone who thinks military rule bends toward democracy in Egypt has misread the country's history.
China’s broken and thuggish legal system is producing a new brand of “terrorism.”
The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.
Although known for decades for its oppressive behavior, Myanmar's government is capable of very little when it comes to conserving natural resources, promoting development, and protecting citizens.
When James Senenbrenner, the congressman who introduced the Patriot Act, can’t stomach the NSA’s data collection programs, you know they’re in trouble.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
As the Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to limit the regional damage to its influence, U.S. Middle-East policy is once again in disarray.
In 2013, Planet Earth isn’t big enough to protect dissidents like Edward Snowden.
NSA spying is sullying Washington's relationship with nearly every one of its global partners and competitors.