Issues / Democracy & Governance
French intelligence plotted to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi to horn in on Libya’s oil and to provide access for French businesses.
How a semantic argument over passports prompted a debate over who gets to shape U.S. foreign policy toward Israel-Palestine.
Parties linked to Spain's "Occupy" movement now lead governments in the country's three largest cities — and they're already ruffling feathers.
Despite its improving relations with Havana, Washington's ultimate goal for the island remains regime change.
Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?
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.