Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
What is there to say to a man who has traversed such a world, whose hands and eyes have betrayed him?
NAFTA gave multinational corporations the right to sue governments to block regulations they don't like, undermining democracy and local sovereignty.
Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China have fallen to some of their greatest depths since the city's handover to Beijing.
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
After a contentious and disputed election, Nepal's centrist parties are struggling to reach an accord with the Maoists who helped bring down the country's monarchy.
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.