Issues / Democracy & Governance
In 2009, Bulgarian pessimism was worse than that of Iraqis and Afghans.
Vladimir Putin's pledge to improve the Russian child welfare system parallels his intention to fill the void left by not renewing Nunn-Lugar.
Watch for more "smart power."
The war on the narcotraffickers also serves as a pretext for militarizing areas of Mexico that have strong traditions of social resistance.
Part 1 of an interview with "Drug War Mexico" co-author Peter Watt.
The biggest disappointment of Obama's presidency, from an Arab perspective, was his lackluster support for Arabs revolting in Egypt and Syria.
The author believes that Egyptians need to be patient and give democracy a chance to work.
The Obama administration is giving Rwanda President Kagame a pass on enabling violence in the Congo.
Activist Sonja Licht took no pleasure in correctly predicting the tragedy of Yugoslavia.
"There is no success in the Balkans without reconnecting everything except politics."