Instead of letting the dust settle and carrying on in a business-as-usual fashion after every crisis, the EU must radically reconfigure its whole political structure.
Accountability work has moved relatively quickly from a first generation of assumptions and approaches to an emerging second generation that reflects various advances in conception and execution.
Thomas Carothers and Richard Youngs review Sarah Bush’s new book, The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators.
Democracy support from rising democracies has moved forward, but not as quickly or decisively as some Western democracy supporters had initially hoped.
U.S. soldiers are staying on in Afghanistan. Sarah Chayes tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that more troops won't solve the real problem.
The issue of corruption should be central to foreign and international trade policy development and should inform the way U.S. assistance—military as well as civilian—is shaped.
A prerequisite to building an effective anticorruption approach is an intimate—and unflinching—examination of the specifics of corrupt operations in the individual country of interest and its physical and electronic neighborhoods.
In countries with compounded violence, political elites enjoy extreme privilege and the state apparatus becomes highly politicized. Reducing such violence follows a spiral, not straight line, trajectory.
Latin American governments need to do more to help Venezuela overcome its worst political and economic crisis in more than a decade.
Only when democracy became real after the new constitution could Colombians retake their state, reverse the corruption, and elect independent candidates who, in turn, paved the way for U.S. security assistance to make a difference.