Military intervention is not what Haiti needs. But other countries can help Haitians help themselves.
Beyond the ‘Border Crisis’
Reducing a humanitarian crisis to an issue of “border security” puts real solutions out of reach.
The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians
House Republicans, Euroskeptics, Vladimir Putin, and Jair Bolsonaro are the agents of a new kind of political disorder that parallels the chaos of failing states, economic catastrophe, and climate disasters.
Brazil’s Fascist Right Attacks Lula’s Pro-Worker, Pro-Democracy Agenda
Lula knows better than most how to fight for the interconnected goals of democracy and economic justice. Little did Lula know how soon that fight would come.
The Future of Korean Democracy
Korea faces the same democratic deficits as other countries–polarized opinion, rising populism, pervasive fake news–just when it needs responsive democracy the most.
The Far Right Is Crazy — Like a Fox
Forget the deplorables and focus instead on the persuadables.
Congress Has No Business Shoveling Another $858 Billion Into the Military Industrial Complex
The Pentagon just failed its fifth audit in as many years. After 20 years of war, there are better ways to spend tax dollars than on an agency that can’t even account for half of its assets.
A Mining Lawsuit in Guatemala Shows How Trade Courts Put Locals Last
A U.S. mining company is suing Guatemala over a shuttered project. The state relied on affected communities to mount a legal defense, but now it’s trying to bypass them to open the mine.
Colombia’s First Leftist President Charts a New Path on Venezuela
Gustavo Petro has rejected the failed “diplomatic siege” of his predecessors. But he also wants to see a more democratic Venezuela.
Ideas, Including Foolish Ones, Have Consequences
The intellectual godfathers of the “alt right” and their descendants are on a fool’s errand: to rationalize irrational hatreds.