Issues / Democracy & Governance
Forget those black-and-white satellite photos—North and South Korea are more alike than many suppose, and they're slowly growing closer.
The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.
Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.
Washington's major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s “urban renewal” ripped the heart out of Bucharest .
In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution.
As Scotland considers an amicable split from the UK, messy divorce proceedings in Ukraine are convincing another unhappy family—NATO—to stick together.