National sovereignty is here to stay, but a new worldview grounded in ecological realism could help close the distance between the political and natural worlds.
Turkey has few explicitly pro-China voices. In response, the Chinese regime has opted for soft power strategies that leverage Turkish political players and seek a synergy with local media actors.
As the world faces a democratic recession, many of the most common explanations fall short. But looking more closely at antidemocratic leaders’ motivations and methods reveals valuable insights about different types of backsliding and how international actors should respond.
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With increasingly distrusted elections, discredited institutions, and rising political violence, American democracy is in a vicious cycle. Severe polarization is rapidly narrowing the available solutions. Rachel Kleinfeld proposes the top five tools to put American democracy back on track.
African Americans are overrepresented among U.S. military personnel but underrepresented in its highest ranks. Christopher Chivvis and Sahil Lauji identify current shortcomings and recommend ways to improve representation at the three and four-star general level.
Tunisian authorities should move quickly to revitalize their planned free-trade zone near the Libyan border, Hamza Meddeb argues. Otherwise, similar projects in Libya might come to fruition, denying Tunisia the revenues it desperately needs.