American presidents have faced global crises before, from war, to deep economic recessions, the threat of imminent nuclear war, and even global pandemics.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-hosted a two-day workshop of its Civic Research Network in Taipei.
As one part of the global democratic recession, severe political polarization is increasingly afflicting old and new democracies alike, producing the erosion of democratic norms and rising societal anger.
What are the challenges facing democracy globally and how can the United States recover its role as a leader in international democracy support?
There has been a global transformation of political and civic activism, with innovative new forms and often dramatic impact, even in the face of widespread efforts by governments to limit civic and political space.
The devastating violence engulfing places buckling under gangs, drug cartels, and organized crime can seem hopeless. Yet some places—from Colombia to the Republic of Georgia—have been able to recover.
With global democracy facing serious doubts about its basic health and longevity, comparative studies of safeguards and threats to democracy are multiplying.
Since 2011, the United States and other Western donors have poured over one billion dollars into stabilization and local governance programs in Syria.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a Civic Research Network workshop on conservative civil society.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a Rising Democracies Network workshop on polarization.