Just because a country’s leader has been elected by the people does not mean that he or she will adhere to democratic principles once in power. In these cases, as illustrated by recent examples in Turkey and India, the populace and media must try to hold them to account before it is too late.
Bill Browder, an American financier formerly operating in Russia, provides an in-depth look at what we should have been afraid of for a long time.
Geert Wilders, the Dutch Donald Trump, may get as much as 20 percent of the vote, but he will not be able to form a government.
John Kiriakou was a 15-year CIA veteran before he exposed its torture program. Today he analyzes an agency unchecked by oversight and whose power is underestimated by the Trump administration.
The vast majority of victims of modern wars are civilians. Risks of violence and even death force them to become refugees seeking safe haven. The refusal to recognize their plight only prolongs their suffering.
The technology of surveillance has outpaced the law and oversight. How far will it go? And what can we do about it?
Twenty years ago, while teaching at West Point, H.R. McMaster believed in character, truth, and an aggressive free press. If he still does, then the incoming national security advisor and President Donald Trump are on a collision course.
Fifteen years after its creation, the TSA is a toxic snake pit of corruption and retaliation — which is very dangerous for the public.
We need to understand the authoritarian impulse, but we also need to put it in the context of modern democratic politics.
After four years in federal prison, Barrett Brown is looking at new ways to combine journalism, activism, crowdsourcing, software and people willing to take risks. The hacking group Anonymous was just his training ground.
This year’s Davos conversations illustrate, for the first time in history, that the world is faced with the paradox of great wealth creation without a corresponding increase in prosperity for the majority of people. What do we do now?