Issues / Democracy & Governance
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.
While over four million moved from East Germany to West when the Berlin Wall fell, two million migrated in the other direction.
In turning its back on big business, the Tea Party Caucus may have taken an important step in freeing itself from the influence of big money.