Issues / Democracy & Governance
Despite spending more than half a billion dollars over the last quarter century, U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba have gained only a tiny audience and have had virtually no effect on the island's politics, according to a new report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Some countries are starting to think that it's time to move on from the USA.
The Obama administration's rhetoric on drug policy has changed dramatically. But has the policy changed to fit the rhetoric?
The recent and highly unusual public launch of a "conference committee" of both houses of Congress to hash out differences in long-pending legislation to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran marks a new stage in the escalating debate over what to do about Tehran's nuclear programme.
US policy towards India can no longer be reduced to narrowly defined regional issues, especially after a decade of sustained growth and the changes wrought by the Bush administration.
When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors' Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti.
Are we in the process of giving up our nuclear addiction, or is this just flimflam from an addict who refuses to go cold turkey?
Eastern Europe is caught between two implacable forces. Bulgaria, in particular, might find power in its pivotal position.
Intolerance and bigotry lie at the root of Islamophobia -- that and a thousand years of protracted conflict and bloodshed.
It's not just the minaret issue in Switzerland. Or the head scarf issue in France. Anti-Islamic sentiment is growing Europe-wide.