The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
Following months of popular protests and the subsequent impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, a debate looms in South Korea as to whether these unprecedented events will bring about deep structural changes for the country’s political system.
If women continue to be underrepresented in foreign policy circles, governments risk missing important empirical insights that highlight the importance of gender in national security issues.
Recent political developments in Turkey and the surrounding region pose challenges for practical aid cooperation between the EU and the Turkish government.
U.S. efforts have made a crucial difference in Africa during recent administrations. The new administration should continue this engagement.
Since political parties in both established and emerging democracies face similar challenges, Western party aid should avoid the donor-recipient paradigm and instead embody a productive spirit of mutuality.
War proceeds differently today than it used to. Russia partakes in ‘war by stealth’ through funding domestic violent groups, cyberattacks, and other such measures in order to keep other countries weak.
Trump may intend to stop U.S. democracy promotion, but inescapable ties between U.S. values and interests and strong views on the topic in Congress and elsewhere point to policy complications ahead.
Troubling political developments in the run-up to Ghana’s December elections have shed light on the limits of its democratic gains.
Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency was more than an endorsement of his politics. It was a rejection of the perceived oligarchy that much of the country has felt ignored and excluded by.