Despite a checkered past record, U.S. programs to promote democracy abroad should not be equated with systemic Russian attempts to interfere with other nations’ politics.
Based on the data, policymakers and practitioners need to ask hard questions about whether the terrorist threat justifies a continuing U.S. military buildup in Africa.
Despite some criticisms, the latest NSS reveals much that democracy and rights advocates can use to work within the Trump administration’s stated priorities.
Understanding patterns of democratic collapse has become necessary knowledge in the United States.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for International Human Rights at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University held a discussion on 20 Years Confronting Atrocity Crimes.
Honduran citizens are standing up for democracy, despite apparent efforts to rig the recent presidential election. The U.S. government should demand an impartial ballot recount.
U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global democracy is premature.
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
A reformed NATO, re-calibrated for the murky proxy warfare of today, as well as UN peacekeeping and democracy aid should be foreign policy priorities for the Trump administration.
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.