Posts Tagged: Constitution
By any measure, the War Powers Act has failed to constrain presidential warmaking. A simpler step would be to stop funding wars.
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it's led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups.
Though the attention it has attracted is undeniable, the impact the new constitution will actually have on Tunisia remains to be seen.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
Nepal, a strategically located country on the southern flank of the central Himalayas between India and China, has finally caught election fever.
Presidents tend to ignore the constitutional requirement for Congress to formally declare war in advance of deploying American military forces.
A look at Egypt's constitutional declaration suggests that the road out of military dictatorship is fraught with peril.
Tunisia's stagnant economy could also stagnate its democracy--the good news is Washington can actually help.
A new book on U.S. trade policy demonstrates that fast track is the wrong track.