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?
Illicit financial flows are crucial to a variety of illegal activities that undermine global and national security, from organized crime to terrorism. National security agencies should make countering these flows—by using national and global instruments—a priority.
For almost three years, Poland has backtracked on the rule of law. The EU needs a comprehensive strategy to make the Polish public more resilient to the government’s populist narrative
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Under Trump, U.S. democracy policy has reached its lowest ebb in forty years. If the United States continues this course for two more years, it will be stranded on the sidelines, or even on the wrong side, of the global democratic struggle.
In “America: The Farewell Tour,” Chris Hedges pens a manifesto for America’s anticapitalist left that is unrelieved in its negativism, bears striking similarities with right-wing populism, and offers few answers about how to move forward.