Issues / Democracy & Governance
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
Yes, Gen. Petraeus got off lightly, but the real issue is the harsh punishment for others whose offenses were negligible.
In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.
Obama has the best opportunity in decades to end the U.S.-Iran standoff.
The right-wing pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.
The European debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.
The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.