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.
While presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is channeling many of the frustrations Americans have with national security and foreign policy, his prescriptions for fixing them do not measure up.
Bihar shows how particular political conditions cause states to be poor, weak, and violent—and how careful application of political tactics can reduce violence even in places with few resources and low state capacity.
Accountability is not a passing fad in the development lexicon but rather the driving idea in twenty-first century development work.