Issues / Democracy & Governance
How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.
A tribute to Nelson Mandela from San Francisco's East Bay, birthplace of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement.
Although allies continue to hope for more, Germany’s new foreign policy plans spell out more of the same – including a return to normalcy in the relationship with the United States.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
The 10-year drone-war killing spree has unleashed the seeds of its own destruction: a nonviolent resistance movement.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Somalia's power-sharing system has failed.
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.
Nepal, a strategically located country on the southern flank of the central Himalayas between India and China, has finally caught election fever.