Issues / Democracy & Governance
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy.
Ignoring religion’s role in radicalization means we’re not attending to the needs of those most at risk of joining extremist groups.
The death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was certainly suspicious. But that doesn't prove a thing about his charges against Iran.
The threat of "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks is greatly overblown. More worrying is what the security state "shepherds" are doing in the name of preventing them.
In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.
Torture supporters outnumbered opponents 2-to-1 on major news shows.
Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a palpable feeling on the continent that a tide is turning.
The Poland justice system is weighed down by lengthy trials and pre-trial detention.