President Kovind’s visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia suggests India is finally waking up to the geopolitical significance of the Horn of Africa.
This is a critical time for Kenya. The court’s historic decision means the world will be watching this race even more closely, and international election monitors must as well.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
The oil industry has been entangled in serious corruption controversies. In response, the U.S. government has shown leadership over the past decade in helping bring more transparency to the sector.
A new, creative activism is sweeping through Uganda and challenging the old-style, conformist, traditional forms of organizing.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Rising Democracies Network in Tokyo, Japan.
South Africa is experiencing a period of political and economic turmoil that has consequences for the country’s previously firm relationship with the European Union.
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.
The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.