Issues / Democracy & Governance
Thailand's anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens.
Four years since its devastating earthquake, progress in Haiti is slow and reconstruction efforts are lacking at best.
Are Rwanda's post-genocide youth programs paving the way for future unrest?
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
The 50th birthday of Sonatrach is scarcely cause for celebration.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
The new NGOs are designed to both provide direct service and to put pressure on the increasingly authoritarian Slovakian government.
There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
NAFTA gave multinational corporations the right to sue governments to block regulations they don't like, undermining democracy and local sovereignty.