Issues / Democracy & Governance
What did we think would happen when we bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone?
Someone must pay for this national embarrassment.
When Communism died on the vine in Eastern and Central Europe, the media blossomed – for a while, anyway.
Recent events suggest that Cubans might feel freer to speak out than they have in the past.
Just as humans must reconfigure their relationship with nature, the United States must reconfigure its relationship with the world.
In the wake of the horrific Westgate Mall attack, some nationalist Kenyan politicians are calling for reprisals against the country's Somalis--many of whom are native Kenyans.
Syria’s chemical weapons = Israel’s nuclear weapons.
America's foreign policy hawks are no longer counting on Iran to collapse, but North Korea and Cuba remain the "Teetering Twosome."
Other states watch our struggles with a blend of concern and schadenfreude.
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) challenges the illegal and ineffective U.S. policy of going to war against alleged chemical-weapons-possessing countries.