Issues / Democracy & Governance
It’s hard to overstate the cost — in dollars and security — of our many wars. What do the candidates say?
Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.
Democratic candidates offer a wide range of foreign policy views. These won’t decide the election, but they could have a huge post-Trump impact.
China’s rapid growth has reduced poverty and produced prosperity -- as well as skyrocketing inequality, ecological catastrophe, and dangerous financial bubbles.
Prospects for unification will have less to do with ancient hatreds than with health care, schools, housing, and jobs.
Americans were taught to associate “socialism” with dictatorship and “capitalism” with democracy. Are those days over?
Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson can claim victories in early 2020, but Brexit and impeachment may come back to haunt them and the far right later in the year.
A look at Sicily, where political restrictions on immigration are taking their toll on local residents as well as immigrants.
How Bush, Obama, and the war on terror military laid the groundwork Trump’s “madman” act on the world stage.