The troubling path of post-Cold War history has led to the current state of global democratic crisis.
Burkina Faso’s citizens stepped in to stop former president Blaise Compaoré from tightening his hold on power, even as several other African countries are discarding constitutional safeguards.
Civil society organizations can take certain steps to shore up their own legitimacy despite growing hostility to their work.
The Trump administration appears committed to working "by-with-through" local partners in the Middle East. Doing so effectively requires a clear political strategy and continued diplomatic engagement in the region.
Busy citizens will not engage with European politics unless they have a good chance of being heard. The EU must provide tangible and high-profile initiatives to bridge this divide.
A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
The latest attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State may destabilize the upcoming Afghan elections, even as U.S. President Donald Trump questions the U.S. commitment to the country.
Creeping politicization of domestic security agencies and the military, driven by extreme polarization, threatens to undermine long-run stability in the United States.
In April 2018, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center co-organized a workshop of the Carnegie Civic Research Network in Tunis, Tunisia.
Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.