The rise of national-populists across the world points to new challenges for democracy.
Many political scientists who study democracy are alarmed by developments in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere in the world.
Algeria’s youth are increasingly turning to social entrepreneurship to find creative solutions to persistent unemployment and an austerity economy.
Trump articulated few coherent policy ideas about the Middle East during the campaign, but taken together his combination of orientations might be termed “belligerent minimalism.”
In the wake of the Arab Spring, newer media and older forms (such as the daily newspaper) have gradually made it easier for Middle East countries to participate in public debates from a variety of ideological perspectives.
Polarization in the Arab world may be the result of political systems that have opened themselves up to political debate, but not given healthy ways in which to translate political debate into political outcomes.
Trust in democracy and its institutions are essential to the democratic process making recent campaign rhetoric in the United States regarding rigged elections all the more troubling.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
Hisham Geneina’s trial is a tool to deter sharing information about corruption within state institutions.
With sufficient numbers, individuals and civil society movements can bring about change and dismantle corrupt institutions—but it demands huge courage.