Security votes, or discretionary funds allocated to officials, fuel corruption through lack of transparency; as a result, banning security votes would be a crucial step for reform.
The latest attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State may destabilize the upcoming Afghan elections, even as U.S. President Donald Trump questions the U.S. commitment to the country.
Creeping politicization of domestic security agencies and the military, driven by extreme polarization, threatens to undermine long-run stability in the United States.
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.