For the citizens of Turkey, the upcoming elections boil down to a choice between a one-man-rule system with no checks and balances and a possible return to a more liberal and parliamentary system of governance.
Without a firm constitutional basis, early elections in Libya would not only produce a government whose legitimacy is contested even more widely, but also leave the door open for another strongman to rise to power.
Those in power now have much graver consequences due to globalization, technology, and the complexity of society. The kleptocracy and kakistocracy feed back on each other.
Paris and Berlin have diametrically opposed views about what the future of the EU should look like.It is hard to see how both views can be reconciled.
The deal between U.S. President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is weak and far too general. The diverging interpretations of how to develop the agreement bode poorly for the future.
It’s not impossible that the Singapore summit will spark a process that succeeds. But the president’s all-or-nothing approach to denuclearizing North Korea is a misrepresentation to the summit’s outcome.
A summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been the only way to change the diplomatic dynamic between North Korea and the U.S. Whether this high risk approach will work remains to be seen.
The hopes for peace and disarmament are understandable, but how quickly will those commitments begin? So far the results are non-existent.
President Trump went to the meeting with Kim Jong-un to try and take the keys to his nuclear kingdom. But Kim Jong-Un is not surrendering North Korea's nuclear weapons and has walked away the winner.
This situation between Russia and NATO heightens the risk of a complete breakdown of bilateral nuclear arms control. It is compounded by the lack of regular strategic dialogue.
Trump’s behavior has not wholly damaged U.S. credibility — yet. But over time, his unilateral volatility threatens to become the dominant narrative about the U.S., eclipsing past values and leadership.
While the hopes for a durable peace might be premature, the conflicts in Kashmir and Afghanistan might be entering a new phase in their long and depressing history.
In the course of one morning in Singapore, U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have begun to loosen a deeply entrenched and hostile relationship.
Regardless of how we got here, this week’s summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be a major milestone. Considering a wide range of outcomes, we should all be hoping for progress.
The prospect of growing U.S. isolation did not discourage President Trump from pushing his unilateral trade agenda at the G7 summit. This divisive approach is severing the unity that for decades tied together the multilateral economic system.
With New Delhi must looking for stronger ties with both the maritime and continental powers does not mean the nature and scope of these possibilities is symmetric.
With Trump and Kim Jong Un, there’s a risk even a getting-to-know you meeting may go wrong. Even so, the Singapore summit is likely to be a success.
For coalitions to be effective, they need leaders who know how to decentralise power. This is important as the 2019 election is likely to be a choice between two kinds of coalitions.
The world seems to be growing more paradoxical where democratic practices are becoming more popular among dictators. Democracy gives them something repression can’t - a modicum of legitimacy.
Securing the eastern Indian Ocean in partnership with Southeast Asian littorals like Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand could be one of the important near-term Indian contributions to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.