Issues / Democracy & Governance
Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
Iran is complying with its end of the deal, but Trump is catering to hawks and neoconservative donors who transparently want war with the country.
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?
Germany funds foundations for its political parties. If the far right gets one, we're one step closer to globalizing the alt-right.
Trump administration policies are systematically making natural disasters more harmful for the poor and people of color.
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
South Korea's alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone but Washington.
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.