Amid Asia’s high-profile security concerns, the role of democracy in the region’s geopolitics seems to be gaining resonance.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s uncompromising social conservatism may threaten the continued success of U.S. religious diplomacy.
President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program is extraordinarily poor policy for fighting crime and keeping America safe.
U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global democracy is premature.
There was, and is, no coherent U.S. policy effectively dealing with the fact that people are streaming out of Central America because of violence and poverty abetted by corrupt governments complicit in the drug trade and an oligarchic, rent-seeking economy.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
Cyber activism is a useful complement to other forms of activism but not as a decisive game changer for Thailand’s corrosive political divide.
The Kamour sit-in’s self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands—along with the government’s understanding and relative openness to dialogue—is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.
The oil industry has been entangled in serious corruption controversies. In response, the U.S. government has shown leadership over the past decade in helping bring more transparency to the sector.