Issues / Democracy & Governance
The Pentagon is distributing weaponry and equipment made for U.S. counterinsurgency campaigns abroad to police who patrol American streets.
It's been a year since the Egyptian military committed the worst massacre in modern Egypt's history. Why does the U.S. continue to fund it?
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has driven Sunnis into the arms of ISIS.
Canadian mining companies have long evaded responsibility for abuses carried out by their subsidiaries in the developing world. That could be about to change.
U.S. civil society is more critical of Israeli actions in Palestine than ever. When will the U.S. government catch up?
Romanian poet George Bacovia observed that Romania is a sad country, but one full of humor.
A showdown looms over Hong Kong’s democratic demands and Beijing’s apparent determination to thwart them.
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
The U.S. and its allies have funded a host of Syrian opposition councils that are more interested in seeking Western aid than serving the Syrian people.