The world’s most violent places aren’t at war. They are polarized, unequal democracies. Here’s how to make them safer.
President Trump has attacked U.S. support for democracy overseas. Here is how Congress can limit the damage.
Bottom-up citizen interest in more direct forms of political control is a genie that cannot easily be put back into a bottle. Across Europe, direct democracy needs to be improved rather than suppressed.
Practitioners seeking to improve fiscal transparency and accountability must update the foundational assumptions of their field and evaluate the implications of a changing global context for their programming.
Although the world may be safer today, complicit states contribute to violence throughout the world.
Complicit state violence, violence against journalists, and rising polarization are some signals of decivilization. However, recovery is possible through citizen vigilance and politicians willing to enact change.
An urgent and provocative look at how extreme violence can cripple democracies, including the United States, and how they can regain security.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
In the face of the decline of democracy in the United States, it is beneficial to look toward other democracies which declined and recovered. This analysis reveals that often recovery takes decades, can remain incomplete, and that it requires the dedication of individuals committed to renewal.
Although stabilization programs were not part of the Syrian political transformation initially envisioned, they did cultivate more inclusive, capable local governance. But with larger military and political factors shaping outcomes on the ground in Syria, what will endure of this?