Following months of popular protests and the subsequent impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, a debate looms in South Korea as to whether these unprecedented events will bring about deep structural changes for the country’s political system.
If women continue to be underrepresented in foreign policy circles, governments risk missing important empirical insights that highlight the importance of gender in national security issues.
U.S. efforts have made a crucial difference in Africa during recent administrations. The new administration should continue this engagement.
Since political parties in both established and emerging democracies face similar challenges, Western party aid should avoid the donor-recipient paradigm and instead embody a productive spirit of mutuality.
War proceeds differently today than it used to. Russia partakes in ‘war by stealth’ through funding domestic violent groups, cyberattacks, and other such measures in order to keep other countries weak.
Congressional repeal of a law that demanded disclosure by extractive industries for payments to foreign governments is viewed as a victory for oil and gas. It may also be a step towards kleptocracy.
An accurate assessment of violence requires complete, comparable data from unbiased entities and a set of indicators that go beyond just counting homicides.
Many scholars attribute violence to the inability of weak states to restrain violent individuals. But in some democracies, states allow or enable violence to protect elite interests.
Steve Coll’s “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power” provides critical insight into the culture and ethos of Secretary of State nominee Tillerson.
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.