Issues / Democracy & Governance
One of the most controversial "structural adjustment" policies promoted by the World Bank and the IMF is the imposition of user fees on primary healthcare and education
The report on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the commission led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is a failed effort--not for what it includes but for what it does not include.
It will be very difficult for the United States to speak out against human rights abuses as long as it protects its allies from international criticism or scrutiny.
There is a growing consensus among policymakers that it is time to reform drug policy.
Just as Qadaffi has gained political mileage through portraying himself as a victim of a vengeful and hypocritical United States, there are those in the U.S. who also benefit from maintaining a hostile relationship with this petty tyrant whom Americans lo
For those who see George W. Bush as a dummy, the question is, who are his ventriloquists?
As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. voters.
The problem with Clinton's view of Jerusalem is ultimately not a bias towards Israel, but a direct challenge to the authority of the United Nations and some of the most basic tenets of international law.
It is unfortunate that the first major post-Seattle legislative battle is over China and the WTO