Issues / Democracy & Governance
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
North Korea’s continued existence depends on expanding freedom and the economy while contracting its nuclear weapons program.
Half of young Greeks are unemployed, and over 40 percent live in poverty. Is default really worse than letting Europe squeeze the country dry?
Many Russians and Americans would rather see their governments helping other countries than hurting them. That means facing some hard truths.
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.
Legislation to fast track new trade pacts specifically targets supporters of the BDS movement against the Israeli occupation.
Recent research reveals that retribution is a natural consequence of a moral code, but the Islamic State is breaking all the rules.
From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
Hardliners in the Iran parliament have pushed through a bill reminiscent of Republicans’ reflexive opposition to President Obama.
U.S. foreign policy is dangerous, undemocratic, and deeply out of sync with real global challenges. Is continuous war inevitable, or can we change course?