Corruption is a cause—not a result—of global instability.
In fifteen years, Lagos has gone from being a symbol of urban disorder to a widely cited example of effective African governance.
Democracy aid has arrived not at a crisis, but at a crossroads, defined by two very different possible paths forward.
If Japan is to contribute positively to maintaining Burmese progress in political reform, it must closely examine several core tenets of its engagement-based approach toward Burma.
Acute, structured government corruption impacts many of the West’s security priorities. But the role it plays in exacerbating international insecurity is often overlooked.
After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge.
Mubarak’s overthrow ushered in more of the same in Egypt—an authoritarian political process. The Egyptian state needs to be completely reinvented.
Successful rule-of-law reform requires reformers to think less like development professionals with technical expertise and more like advocacy organizations mobilizing reformers and finding pressure points to change the policy, politics, or culture of countries.
The overdue recognition that development in all sectors is an inherently political process is driving international aid providers to try to learn how to think and act politically.
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