Issues / Democracy & Governance
Burkina Faso, known as the “land of upright men” (pace women), forced long-time president Blaise Compaoré to resign.
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
For the Islamic State to preside over a caliphate takes money — lots of it.
The Pentagon is long overdue for an audit of its $555 billion budget, but Congress has failed to hold it accountable.
The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
Haiti’s late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong Diaspora unlikely to ever return home.
During and after Israel's war on Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
Hong Kong's Occupiers have been peaceful and their demands reasonable, but China's leaders see bogeymen around every corner.