Outnumbered by the country's rural voters, Thailand's once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.
If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.
Searching for growth opportunities in a world still beset by financial crisis, multinational corporations and globalists are hyping all kinds of "emerging markets."
Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power.
Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women's education. The Nigerian government's failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.
To avoid the escalation in east-west tensions, both Putin and Obama need to view each other with a great deal more clarity and understanding.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
Croatia's LGBT community still faces stark challenges, but a recent court ruling in the case of a young trans boy offers hope.
We're in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, and this will be the first one—and possibly the last—we will witness as human beings.
Conn Hallinan remembers Carl Bloice—an FPIF columnist, longtime journalist, and lifetime advocate for the dispossessed.