Issues / Democracy & Governance
For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction
U.S. military aid to the Philippines doesn't defend the country from invaders. It's turned inward, against the poor, journalists, and human rights defenders.
Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did.
His administration’s near-ban on refugee admissions is having a destructive domino effect in front-line countries.
The nationalist approach to trade hurts globalists and workers alike.
The Modi government's far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn't.
For the U.S., Russian meddling in the 2016 election was a classic case of getting a taste of one’s own medicine and not liking it one bit.
Civil society groups are struggling to fill gaps in services for "returnees" in El Salvador, who face social stigma, employment discrimination, and often trauma.
May 16 marks a famed Roma uprising against Nazi death camp guards. Against a backdrop of rising right-wing hatred, we need to draw on that defiance and humanity.
In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have been actively organizing against the mining activities.