Global politics are coming to be dominated by identity rather than ideology.
Despite the possibility for real democratic change, Zimbabwe’s July election has elevated another despot in Mugabe’s mold.
International engagement will be critical to the success of Nigeria’s February elections, but its international partners—in particular the United States—appear less engaged than they were four years ago.
In both the United States and Europe, voters are losing faith in established democratic institutions.
Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions.
Tunisia’s political challenges are in many ways typical of transitional states, but the country also possesses unusual advantages and opportunities.
The troubling path of post-Cold War history has led to the current state of global democratic crisis.
Civil society organizations can take certain steps to shore up their own legitimacy despite growing hostility to their work.
Security votes, or discretionary funds allocated to officials, fuel corruption through lack of transparency; as a result, banning security votes would be a crucial step for reform.
The United States has fallen behind in women’s political representation, but some European practices may offer a solution.