Issues / Democracy & Governance
At times, transition seemed to mean simply the transfer of resources from one ruling elite to another.
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.
Military repression in Honduras is a direct legacy of U.S. meddling in the country.
Is either a true option for Muslims and, if so, which is preferable?
The House has voted to drastically cut programs that help military-dependent communities transition to a peace economy.
Thousands of poor Brazilians were evicted from their homes to build multimillion-dollar World Cup stadiums that may never be used again. Now Brazilians are fighting back.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
The crisis of capitalism isn't just about the gap between rich and poor. It's about the gap between what’s demanded by our planet and what’s demanded by our economy.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki isn't the only one responsible for Iraq's woes -- history, U.S. foreign policy, and meddling neighbors are also to blame.