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.
Over 35,000 Eritrean refugees live in Israel today. Dubbed a "cancer" by right-wing politicians, just four have been granted asylum.
Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
Even a superpower can’t maintain dominance in every domain and also effectively address big-ticket items like climate change.
Ecuador is marketing its lush rainforest to North American tourists. But there won't be much left if it drills for oil there.
Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy.
As the U.S. drone war flares up again in Yemen, a distressingly familiar pattern is playing out.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.