Although the intricacies of the upcoming race—such as the selection of candidates and the rhetoric of campaigns—remain unknown one year out, underlying structural conditions suggest far rockier terrain may lie ahead.
Far from what is needed to realize its ambitious vision, the Survey proposes a cash transfer with a dubious ability to compensate beneficiaries for the transition costs of moving to a new system, and one that would be financed by an indiscriminate culling of existing welfare schemes.
U.S. President Donald Trump has no intentions of getting stuck in Syria’s civil war.
Policymakers need to learn from their military subordinates: They should keep their heads cool and think of the consequences of their actions, both intended and unintended.
The euphoria from the fall of Muammar Qaddafi was short-lived for Libyans, as militias and tribes turned on each other and the country quickly descended into civil war.
Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
Federal cybersecurity will be an enduring mission, always evolving and changing to stay ahead of the threat.
Alexander Lukashenko has built a highly consolidated, adaptive authoritarian regime. Examining how the Belarusian political system is structured and how its relationships with its citizens, Russia, and the West have evolved may help shed light on possible paths that Minsk could take as Lukashenko ages and economic challenges continue to mount.
Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for Secretary of State.
North Korea has a history of promising big and then working in secret to advance its program. Since the Trump administration has deliberately degraded the U.S. diplomatic capacity and nonproliferation expertise, Pyongyang would enjoy an advantage in the period following a summit.
While other Palestinian institutions are in crisis, Hamas has maintained its integrity and survived political turmoil. But to capitalize on this, it will need to revise its strategy.
The Sahel is a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.
Amid the escalating Sino-U.S. trade friction, Xi’s speech can be seen as creating a mediating space for potential negotiation between Beijing and Washington in order to prevent the global economy from suffering another big blow.
As a rising power, India recognizes the Commonwealth as a valuable forum for it to redefine itself on the global stage. The Commonwealth has much to gain from India’s engagement as well.
Following the end of the fighting in Syria, displaced refugees will require four things before they return home.
India might be quite open to a substantive dialogue with China on the Belt and Road Initiative if Xi is prepared to address New Delhi’s concerns on sovereignty and sustainability.
Tunisia’s strong, secular education system and diverse school curriculums have fostered openness, critical thinking, and debate—something the country’s neighbors can learn from.
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania all face the constant threat of Russian intimidation and meddling in their internal affairs.
Continued U.S. engagement in Syria is necessary to prevent a resurgence of extremism.
The upcoming Trump-Kim Summit was made possible through the efforts of South Korean officials led by President Moon. Further help from them will be crucial.