A reformed NATO, re-calibrated for the murky proxy warfare of today, as well as UN peacekeeping and democracy aid should be foreign policy priorities for the Trump administration.
Ukraine should prioritize domestic governance while building trust at home and credibility abroad.
The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
Since 2013, Egypt’s new authoritarian government has systematically widened its repression of the opposition to targets beyond the Islamist spectrum.
Following months of popular protests and the subsequent impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, a debate looms in South Korea as to whether these unprecedented events will bring about deep structural changes for the country’s political system.
Case studies from eight countries show how civic activism across the world is evolving and reveal crosscutting themes relevant to the future of civil society support.
If women continue to be underrepresented in foreign policy circles, governments risk missing important empirical insights that highlight the importance of gender in national security issues.
U.S. efforts have made a crucial difference in Africa during recent administrations. The new administration should continue this engagement.
Since political parties in both established and emerging democracies face similar challenges, Western party aid should avoid the donor-recipient paradigm and instead embody a productive spirit of mutuality.
An accurate assessment of violence requires complete, comparable data from unbiased entities and a set of indicators that go beyond just counting homicides.