Issues / Democracy & Governance
With the U.S. Congress deadlocked over trade, Chile's progressive new government may be able to win new protections and increase transparency in the TPP talks.
What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive.
Europe will never fully democratize until the Roma enjoy the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as their European brethren.
Pakistan's elected government claims to oppose U.S. drone strikes. So why has it kidnapped a prominent drone war critic?
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.