Voters might be quite rational in refusing to give the green light to those who wield power and benefit from the status quo.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Benito Mussolini’s bust and crypt in San Cassiano cemetery are a sensitive topic in Predappio, Italy.
Politicians hope that a "museum of fascism" in Benito Mussolini's hometown can help the country face its demons. Historians aren't so sure.
Extreme weather and conflict have a particularly accute impact on female farmers in the Philippines.
Conflict and poverty further deepen the impacts of climate change, resulting widening income inequality between women and men.
Those who’ve stayed in Venezuela are there to fight.
As democracy unravels and hunger spreads, Venezuelan youth must decide whether to join the resistance or build their lives abroad.
In the face of rising protest, Venezuela’s government has called on the military to squelch dissent.
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Venezuela's opposition has called a 48-hour strike to stop the Maduro government from rewriting the nation’s constitution. But grassroots democracy may not be able to save the Bolivarian Republic.
Facing hunger, scarcity, sickness, protest and no clear path toward salvation, Venezuela is on the brink of something, but just what is not clear.
The best news and analysis of Venezuela's dangerous descent into crisis, written by local economists and political scientists who are living it every day.
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Place de la Concorde, Paris July 14, 2017.
France and the US have always had their differences, but they've also proved strong and steady allies.
Freedom and tolerance are Norwegian values that don’t apply equally to all.
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Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
President Macron, President Trump and First Lady Trump attend the 2017 Bastille Day military parade.
The French president's orchestration of the Bastille Day military parade featuring a Daft Punk tune was a deft move that left Trump outmaneuvered, and positioned France as a force to contend with.
Police take aim at drug dealers in Rio’s City of God favela as locals look on.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos with a high-level UN delegation, confirming the FARC disarmament process.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas have officially laid down their weapons. How will these former fighters fare in the group's transition from Marxist rebellion to political party?
Mothers are revered in Southeast Asia. But, when it comes to extremism, might they also be part of the problem?
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
If Maduro is to stay in power, he needs to keep these guys on his side.
(UPDATED) If the military abandons Venezuela's power-grabbing president, it's game over for the Maduro regime.
The versatile, controversial piece of clothing has come to symbolise both the oppression of women and their empowerment.
The USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer from the US navy, patrolled in the South China Sea on May 24 2017.
UPDATED Will reports of China's increased militarisation in the South China Sea upset the delicate waltz between Washington and Beijing?
The “Door of Europe” monument, which commemorates migrants who died on their journey, is seen on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
The island of Lampedusa in Italy has become the symbol of how a community can welcome migrants — for better or for worse.
The much-anticipated meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump finally took place at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
While the full details of the much-anticipated Trump-Putin meeting are not yet known, it appears Donald Trump gained little while conceding much.
Migrants arrive at the Austrian-German border near Passau, October 2015.
Less than two years after Europe's migrant crisis began, EU officials have said that the situation is under control. It's not