Issues / Democracy & Governance
Central American children fleeing poverty and gang violence are refugees—often from situations U.S. policies have helped to create—and they should be treated as such.
Decades of short-sighted, inhumane U.S. policies have brought a child refugee crisis to America's door.
Hungary, once a liberal democracy, regressed to a semi-autocratic regime.
Oxford professor Richard Caplan examines the challenges of exiting from state-building operations.
Border Patrol practices have created extensive "constitution-free zones" where civil liberties are routinely infringed.
Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests. How long will Obama support this delusion?
Young activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan are increasingly combining their efforts to protect local autonomy and democracy.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
In a twisted new world, the all-American heroes wield the pliers and waterboards.
A new generation of Polish progressives seeks to rescue liberalism from popular misconceptions.