Illicit financial flows are crucial to a variety of illegal activities that undermine global and national security, from organized crime to terrorism. National security agencies should make countering these flows—by using national and global instruments—a priority.
Although the world is witnessing the degradation of democracies and some political leaders flouting the rule of law, none of the projected outcomes are inevitable.
For almost three years, Poland has backtracked on the rule of law. The EU needs a comprehensive strategy to make the Polish public more resilient to the government’s populist narrative
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Under Trump, U.S. democracy policy has reached its lowest ebb in forty years. If the United States continues this course for two more years, it will be stranded on the sidelines, or even on the wrong side, of the global democratic struggle.
Global politics are coming to be dominated by identity rather than ideology.
In “America: The Farewell Tour,” Chris Hedges pens a manifesto for America’s anticapitalist left that is unrelieved in its negativism, bears striking similarities with right-wing populism, and offers few answers about how to move forward.
Boko Haram’s resilience highlights the limits of a purely military solution to Nigeria’s conflict. A broader demobilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration strategy is necessary.
China’s strategic interests in Nigeria are deeply intertwined with the country’s complicated conflict landscape, and Chinese commercial activities have both constructive and potentially destabilizing effects on Nigeria’s peace and security.
Although Western donors’ local political assistance in opposition Syria has differed starkly from prior interventions in two crucial domains, the tensions of previous reconstruction and state-building efforts are being replicated almost wholesale.