Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
Continued U.S. engagement in Syria is necessary to prevent a resurgence of extremism.
France’s En Marche began as a grassroots movement and has evolved under Emmanuel Macron’s strong leadership. Its sustainability will depend on reconciling these contrasting styles.
To increase women’s representation in politics, the United States should learn from European experience with electoral systems, candidate recruitment, campaign finance, and workplace culture.
With John Bolton as national security adviser, U.S. foreign policy is likely to become more aggressive, confrontational, and volatile.
Africa’s regional institutions must be founded on shared values and identities, but this requires that member states leave their historical notions of sovereignty behind.
Yascha Mounk’s recent book comprehensively analyzes the looming threat of populism in established democracies, but neglects other causes of democratic weakness and offers few practical responses.
Despite a checkered past record, U.S. programs to promote democracy abroad should not be equated with systemic Russian attempts to interfere with other nations’ politics.
Democratic renewal in the United States calls for locally driven public engagement rather than the establishment of a third party, which would likely further worsen polarization and governance.
Despite illiberal trends in Europe, surveys suggest citizens are becoming more engaged. The overall picture is one of both crisis and renewal.