Issues / Democracy & Governance
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
Forced evictions are happening throughout Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, exacerbating the country's growing inequality.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
The Gulf Cooperation Council needs to work together on a game plan for negotiating with Iran.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.