Issues / Democracy & Governance
The sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia could prove to be an awkward weekend for President Obama.
President Obama's new budget requests an increase in State Department funding, but simultaneously decreases funds vital for humanitarian, health, and other aid groups.
Russia's push to explore for oil in the Arctic is bad news.
Within America, there exists a wide-spread outcry to call attention to the expense of military bases abroad--an issue which has the ability to receive support from both the right and the left.
Burma's President Thein Sein seems to think a veneer of democracy is enough to get sanctions lifted.
The Israeli right's assault on democracy could remove the obstacles to an attack on Iran.
The trumpets of Scottish independence are sounding again in Scottish Parliament.
The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution that's pro Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories and con an Israel-Palestine two-state solution.
Africa can do better than invest faith and state resources in yet another Ponzi scheme -- the "privatisation of the air."
Can Nigeria's government manage public dissatisfaction with the economy, ethnic divisions, and the violent Boko Haram? An interview with former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.