It would be a mistake to yearn for undisputed U.S. "leadership," or for U.S.-led military alliances. A better alternative is global governance.
With Iraq's political future up in the air, protesters are hitting the streets over water shortages and electricity outages.
The Syrian government has just confirmed the deaths of hundreds of detainees. Why?
A snapshot of life in a potentially failing country on a potentially failing planet.
In Pakistan, the police killing of a Pashtun social media star stirred a popular uprising for democracy and demilitarization.