Supporters of the EU should draw on the experience of the Habsburg Empire and speak up for European integration, especially in the face of rising populism in many EU countries.
Azerbaijani society is changing more rapidly than the authorities realize. The country will face political turbulence if the elites do not bridge the gap between rulers and ruled.
If India chooses to respond with extensive force, and if Pakistan moves to counter, Washington inevitably will be impelled to intervene diplomatically to stabilize the situation. This might work temporarily, but the wheel of conflict will turn again.
The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.
Despite the clear autocratic nature and the violations of basic human rights prevalent in many recently approved laws, the Egyptian parliament passed almost all of them with very little discussion.
A series of crises engulfing the EU is fundamentally changing the narrative set out when the union was founded nearly sixty years ago.
A new body of work shows the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in India is riddled with perverse incentives and unintended consequences. But, it also points to possible actions for reform.
To ensure a broader conclusion for Iran is justified, the IAEA must adhere to a set of guiding principles and procedures and disregard political considerations or pressure from member states.
A terrorist attack in Uri has revived the possibility of an Indian military strike, possibly against terrorist camps across the Line of Control. Could this lead to nuclear conflict in the sub-continent?
It was never possible to harmonize the interests of so many different countries in the Non-Aligned Movement. But, the summits allow countries to bring their particular national issues to the fore.
The issue of corruption must be central to policy development, engaging every aspect of how the United States interacts with fragile states.
How can the EU reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilization and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratization?
Maintaining pressure on Kyiv to deliver meaningful reforms while convincing the Kremlin to engage seriously in diplomacy is the challenge for Western policymakers.
If India is pursuing covert operations to punish Pakistan, it would be a disturbing development in the nearly seventy-year security competition between the two states; but it should not come as a great surprise.
Modern western leaders might wish to consider that, in the end, what killed the Soviet system was not Reagan’s Star Wars, or even the scarcity of goods in the shops. What actually did it was the loss of public faith in the domestic political system. So, improve or beware of exposure.
Malaysia would be better served by the broad, inclusive idea of a civic nation, which facilitates multiple identities, rather than narrow conceptions that pit one identity against another.
Spain’s political gridlock tells a woeful tale of the state of the EU and of European democracy, and places further strains on the eurozone’s stability.
Taxing climate pollution instead of productivity will be a societal breakthrough.
Moving forward, China by default will gain a greater Asian role.
If China and the UK can reach a trade deal, both sides would have increased leverage over the EU.