Confrontational political dynamics have proven to be highly resilient, adapting to the pandemic and, in turn, being reinforced by it.
The coronavirus has devastated fragile and conflict-affected states, exacerbating suffering and, in some cases, shifting power dynamics in ways that are likely to influence politics or the conflicts even when the pandemic subsides.
The EU’s new human rights sanctions regime is a major step forward. Yet the union needs to better establish how the regime connects to the rest of the its foreign policy.
The United States has not yet landed on a framework for understanding the challenge China poses, or a single phrase or term for organizing its response to that challenge.
The coronavirus has been a wake-up call for global civil society. It will come out of the pandemic looking very different—and this change will be a significant factor in a now highly fluid international politics.
Ethiopia’s leader has gained the upper hand in confronting an uprising in the country’s northernmost region of Tigray. But his tough actions have unleashed a torrent of problems.
Worldwide, women in politics are frequent targets of abuse and threats online, but social media companies and governments are not doing nearly enough to combat it.
With President-Elect Joe Biden’s election victory, foreign policy experts are debating what a pivot from four years of America First isolationism should entail.
The pandemic is spurring elite and grassroots civic actors to cooperate more, but the gulf between them remains wide. Civic actors must seize the opportunity for reform on open government issues.
Women participating in politics have navigated unique challenges and opportunities from the coronavirus pandemic. Governments around the world should take these steps to safeguard women’s political inclusion during the pandemic and beyond.