While it is essential for the United States to restore U.S. leadership and credibility on issues that are vital to national security and prosperity, there is one region that simply isn’t as important as it used to be: the Middle East.
As nations ask people to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, reports of domestic violence have soared. Yet some European governments are trying to roll back rules designed to protect women.
In today's digital era, governments are increasingly relying on digital surveillance technology to support national security and public order priorities.
The Democrats took the people whom Trump has tried to dehumanize and portray as monsters and instead projected their humanity.
The crisis has badly damaged global opinion about American competence.
From long-established democracies like India to newer ones like Indonesia, deep-seated sociopolitical divisions have become increasingly inflamed in recent years, fueling democratic erosion and societal discord.
In theory, an alliance of democracies can expand freedom around the world and cooperate on solutions to some of the most challenging global and regional problems.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a trigger for many autocrats to step up repressive measures. But the poor handling of the pandemic by many non-democratic governments, as well as the longer term economic fallout, spells longer-term political trouble for them.
There is growing concern that government surveillance in the United States is headed in a dangerous direction.
In what seemed like a nano-second, public attitudes shifted, white Americans marched alongside their fellow Black citizens in numbers and with a resolve not even seen during the 1960s. Once regarded as a predominantly Black and brown movement, Black Lives Matter appeared to go mainstream.