Posts Tagged: Corruption
Iraq's Kurds may at last have their own state. But is it the one they wanted?
With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Pope Francis' passivity in the face of the brutal Argentine military government fails to inspire confidence.
The U.S. recognition of Somalia as a sovereign and equal partner entails new responsibilities for both parties.
Afghanistan can't prosecute its way out of rampant corruption.
The U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai is stamping out local government, which only inflames the country's insurgency.
The recent elections in Mexico have created a youth-led movement for change.
Millions of people have thronged the streets of cities all over the world this last year to protest the influence of money on power--the corruption in Mubarak's Egypt and Ben Ali's Tunisia, the malign effects of Wall Street and other financial institutions, the power elite in Russia.
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.