New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
The "global gag rule" has been rescinded by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican to occupy the Oval Office, reflecting the partisan nature of abortion. But studies show the rule may actually lead to increased abortions abroad.
Official Russian response to the Mueller findings has been scornful. Today, most Russian media outlets are holding up the Mueller story as just another example of American dysfunction.
Dominicans alone now number more than one-tenth of all major league baseball players. But for those who don't make it to the big leagues, what do they have to fall back on?
Grand jury records and prosecutors’ decisions about individual cases are shielded from public view to protect those who may have been investigated but not charged. It remains a serious legal question whether a release to Congress of the Mueller grand jury’s deliberations would be barred by the law.
As more people embrace a xenophobic and anti-immigrant worldview, it is fueling hostility and violence toward those deemed “outsiders” — whether because of their religion, skin color or national origin.
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
As the leader of fascism, Mussolini pushed for the growth of the Italian population. He believed a larger population was necessary for the nation to function as a world-class military power. He also regarded Africans and Asians as inherently inferior. Again and again, he called on white Italian women to produce more children.
Russian political discourse is also riddled with conspiracy theories. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to one or another anti-Russian plot hatched in the West.