No matter the outcome of Kenya’s presidential election, it will be crucial to focus on bolstering democratic and institutional performance, political accountability, and citizen participation beyond Election Day.
One year ago, Tunisian President Kais Saied’s self-coup put the country’s democratic transition in jeopardy. Carnegie experts examine the key aspects of Tunisia’s stalled transition through a comparative lens, both with other countries’ transitions and Tunisia’s own sectoral changes over time.
The competitive and often antagonistic relationships among China, India, and Pakistan have roots that predate their possession of nuclear weaponry. Yet the significant transformation of the nuclear capabilities that is now underway in all three countries simultaneously complicates and mitigates their geopolitical rivalries.
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Jon Bateman provides a comprehensive guidebook for U.S. policymakers to responsibly curb technological interdependence with China while avoiding self-destructive decoupling. The report recommends bold domestic investments (R&D, education, and more) coupled with narrow restrictions in a few strategic technology areas.
Frances Z. Brown recommends fragile states and their international partners prepare for the next crisis by strengthening anti-corruption efforts, supporting high-quality political leadership, and aiming to bolster societal trust, while acknowledging that building resilience can often surface thorny tradeoffs.
David McNair recommends steps for the IMF and World Bank to support struggling African economies in the wake of Russia’s Ukraine invasion, including providing $100 billion for pandemic-related recovery, offering a debt sustainability solution, and maximizing lending to vulnerable countries.