Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries.
The Trump administration’s disregard for domestic institutions resembles international patterns of how autocrats respond to judicial challenges.
Awakening the middle class is the key to effectively reforming the U.S. justice system.
The secretary of the department of homeland security has embraced President Trump’s rhetoric of fear and poorly thought out drug policy. He should focus on at-home solutions, such as better gun laws and opioid abuse prevention.
A reformed NATO, re-calibrated for the murky proxy warfare of today, as well as UN peacekeeping and democracy aid should be foreign policy priorities for the Trump administration.
Ukraine should prioritize domestic governance while building trust at home and credibility abroad.
The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
Since 2013, Egypt’s new authoritarian government has systematically widened its repression of the opposition to targets beyond the Islamist spectrum.
Following months of popular protests and the subsequent impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, a debate looms in South Korea as to whether these unprecedented events will bring about deep structural changes for the country’s political system.