Issues / Democracy & Governance
The Obama administration boycotted the UN conference on racism and missed a golden opportunity.
Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?
In response to genocide and ethnic cleansing, the UN has adopted a new doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect. Are we finally going to say "never again" or is it just "more of the same"?
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, regardless of the good intentions of some proponents, is just another method for the more powerful to impose their will on the less powerful.
Inaction in the face of genocide is itself a crime.
When it comes to protecting people from genocide, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Bush's legal advisors facilitated the administration's use of torture. Should we drag them in front of the court?
In the midst of the food crisis, African farmers are finally telling their story directly to the world.
The question of what governments want from sport turns out to be a good deal easier to answer than the question of what they get.
An anonymous UN official gives insight on perceptions about the international community.