Troubling political developments in the run-up to Ghana’s December elections have shed light on the limits of its democratic gains.
How will the military and intelligence bureaucracy deal with the new Commander-in-Chief?
Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency was more than an endorsement of his politics. It was a rejection of the perceived oligarchy that much of the country has felt ignored and excluded by.
The United States has tended to focus on rebuilding state structures through outside assistance. But in the absence of an inclusive state-society compact, post-conflict states are extremely likely to return to conflict.
The world reacts to the election of Donald Trump and its potential implications.
Fighting religious extremism and ethnic rivalries requires addressing corruption.
Confronting corruption at a deep level demands a significant cultural shift away from money and income as a primary virtue, and an intellectual movement away from treating corruption as a victimless crime.
Measuring how well countries adhere to the rule of law in practice can be a first step in setting benchmarks, stimulating and guiding reforms, and deepening understanding and appreciation for its fundamental features.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
One under-recognized factor is fueling many of the world’s most violent crises—not bitter identity rifts or imperial delusions, but the simple drive to amass lucre.