Like democracy itself, the election system has its flaws. Nonetheless, in the United States, it is still the ordinary voters who choose their representatives for the country’s top elected positions.
A new generation of citizens that believes that leaders should not profit at the expense of their country is rising up around the globe.
In his final address to the U.N. General Assembly, United States President Barack Obama spoke of a world defined by increasing prosperity, yet torn by uncertainty and strife; progress on many fronts.
The United States will lift Executive Order-based sanctions on Burma, which have been in place for nearly twenty years.
The national interest of the United States demands global engagement.
The run-up to the elections, as well as the post-election environment, were marred by violence, intimidation, and an environment that tilted the playing field unfairly in favor of the ruling party.
This time authorities have banned the U.S.-based International Republican Institute, or IRI, and the Media Development Investment Fund, or MDIF, from operating in Russia.
“We urge the Government of Venezuela and the opposition to hold as soon as possible a frank and effective dialogue."
Most recently, on August 2, the president named first lady Rosario Murillo as his running mate in the November 2016 presidential elections.
The United States and Colombia have strengthened their cooperation as Colombia prepares to end the longest running civil conflict in the world.
A new project to strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of Cambodian civil society organizations and grassroots networks was announced on July 7 by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID.
The United States and the rest of the world have called for all sides to abide by the ceasefire declared on July 11 and allow the security situation to stabilize.