Issues / Democracy & Governance
Israel and Saudi Arabia are burying the hatchet. For at least 10 reasons, that's not such a good idea.
From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace.
A hapless elite, an angry electorate, and a brash front-runner with little regard for democratic norms: The latest Philippine election sounds a lot like America's.
Supreme Leader Ali Khameini is not so supreme in the eyes of most Iranians.
The victory of Sadiq Khan has "normalized" Muslims in UK politics in much the same way that JFK normalized Catholics in American politics. But American Muslims are still waiting for their JFK moment.
It's not too late for the United States to help get Afghanistan back on its feet.
Young people have been pushed to the margins in South Korea -- can they transform the country's political system?
If the U.S. and China think they can grow at each other's expense, they're snookering themselves.
Let them eat isotopes.
The Islamic State, like 150% proof moonshine, is pure, but deadly.