Issues / Democracy & Governance
Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.
Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy.
Ignoring religion’s role in radicalization means we’re not attending to the needs of those most at risk of joining extremist groups.
The death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was certainly suspicious. But that doesn't prove a thing about his charges against Iran.
The threat of "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks is greatly overblown. More worrying is what the security state "shepherds" are doing in the name of preventing them.
In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.