Issues / Democracy & Governance
Is the Islamic State fast-forwarding from its caliphate to a final battle with the West?
Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
Whatever party ends up on top in the Spanish election, it will have to form a coalition, thus ending the reign of the two-party system that has dominated the country since Franco.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.
The Islamic State’s atrocities provide cover for the almost equally brutal Jabhat al-Nusra to operate.
After December's elections, Haiti could have yet another U.S.-backed president with a weak democratic mandate.
While bombastic GOP front runners steal the headlines, the Florida senator is quietly racking up the support of right-wing mega-donors and Bush-era neocons.
Argentina's conservative next president is under pressure to scale up dubious, reactive security policies in response to rising concerns about crime and the drug trade.