From long-established democracies like India to newer ones like Indonesia, deep-seated sociopolitical divisions have become increasingly inflamed in recent years, fueling democratic erosion and societal discord.
In theory, an alliance of democracies can expand freedom around the world and cooperate on solutions to some of the most challenging global and regional problems.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a trigger for many autocrats to step up repressive measures. But the poor handling of the pandemic by many non-democratic governments, as well as the longer term economic fallout, spells longer-term political trouble for them.
In what seemed like a nano-second, public attitudes shifted, white Americans marched alongside their fellow Black citizens in numbers and with a resolve not even seen during the 1960s. Once regarded as a predominantly Black and brown movement, Black Lives Matter appeared to go mainstream.
The new law intensifies President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push to control the media. But why is Turkey going to such lengths and precipitating a showdown with some of the world’s most powerful tech companies?
The choice to hold or delay elections carries big risks for the legitimacy of democratic institutions.
How can we heal our country’s toxic polarization? Here are seven research-backed ideas for pundits, politicians, reporters and regular citizens to bring down the temperature.
A Biden administration will be eager to separate itself from the policies of its predecessor and restore credibility to U.S. foreign policy, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would seem like a prime candidate for a decisive pivot away from the Trump era.
Litt makes the case that nearly all of these negative trends are occurring by design. America runs some of the most flawed elections of any developed democracy.
With the legitimacy of democratic institutions at stake, global democracy supporters can no longer overlook systemic racism when assessing democratic performance.