Trump may intend to stop U.S. democracy promotion, but inescapable ties between U.S. values and interests and strong views on the topic in Congress and elsewhere point to policy complications ahead.
If Americans want to avoid revolution, mitigate violence, and keep a law-based world, they need a progressive movement to open up democracy to average citizens, and bridge the cultural gap between elites and broader American society.
In a country full of sophisticated lawyers and lobbyists and rationalizers, it is now urgent to ask whether Americans still understand what corruption is. To say it’s what is proscribed by law is to fall into a logical sinkhole.
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.