Issues / Democracy & Governance
Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women's education. The Nigerian government's failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.
Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
The late Romanian sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe hoped to see the Roma model a transnational society, broader and freer than nation-states.
Costa Rican lawyer Roberto Zamora sued his government for supporting the Bush administration's illegal war in Iraq—and won.
In 2011, King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa restored constitutional rule in Bahrain.
However unable or unwilling to respond to the needs of the citizens of South Africa, the African National Congress still dominates.
Violence against civilians is endemic in Indian Kashmir, where activists are fighting back against a culture of official impunity.
If Russia intensifies its presence in Ukraine, U.S. will face pressure from NATO allies to react.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
Hungary has turned its back on the European Union and is heading off on its own political and economic path.