Maduro doesn’t really matter. He is simply a useful idiot, the puppet of those who really control Venezuela: the Cubans, the drug traffickers, and Hugo Chavez’s political heirs.
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.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Activism Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.
“We are heavily counting on Tunisian and international civil society, the media, and every single Tunisian to get involved in this war on corruption.”
This is a moment of crisis in the history of American democracy.
While a growing private sector and a vibrant civil society can help compensate for the shortcomings of India’s public sector, the state is—and will remain—indispensable in delivering basic governance.
The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
Citizens across Europe are taking to the streets and the Internet to counter the Euroskeptic and anti-immigrant messages of far-right populists and nationalists.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent Carnegie paper on tribal realities in eastern Syria.
Algeria’s myriad Islamist parties are either barred from the elections or internally divided over whether to support the government or join the opposition, limiting their chances of success.