Walden Bello journeys through Burma’s changing political landscape.
Is the notoriously powerful military junta of Burma really loosening its grip?
Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster – and lead the way to “food democracy.”
Seeing Arabs demanding something we were convinced was the birthright and property of the West, of the United States in particular, has to send a shiver down anyone’s spine.
Revolutions of world-historic potential, such as we are presently witnessing in Egypt, only happen once in a generation.
The UN is capable of saving Cote d’Ivoire from collapse but it cannot do so as long as it plays ‘second fiddle’ to the western powers that ‘pay the piper.’
The U.S. military no longer cares about winning “hearts and minds.”
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.
Can Pakistan peacefully negotiate its way out of a military dictatorship? Here’s how.
The government and opposition are squaring off in Kyrgyzstan.
Kaung and Steinberg rebut each other’s arguments.
The fairy tale kingdom of Bhutan is heading toward democracy. Overlooked has been the problem of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees.
China and Taiwan should unify, Fei-Ling Wang argues, to ensure a peaceful and democratic China.
At the UN, George W. Bush praised democracy and diplomacy in the Middle East. Stephen Zunes gives you the real story.