While the road out of today’s extreme political polarization in the United States isn’t obvious, adopting reforms like ranked choice voting could reduce polarization and better represent the will of the people.
Stabilization programs in Syria long outlived their original political rationale, but bureaucratic factors, analytic biases, and an imperative to deliver services kept them going.
While the EU is absolutely right to be taking steps to limit the power of the tech giants, it is remiss in neglecting the benefits of digital democracy.
President Trump’s statement about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was met with widespread criticism from around the world. He has set the United States down a road that breaks longstanding foreign policy precedent.
The world’s most violent places aren’t at war. They are polarized, unequal democracies. Here’s how to make them safer.
President Trump has attacked U.S. support for democracy overseas. Here is how Congress can limit the damage.
Bottom-up citizen interest in more direct forms of political control is a genie that cannot easily be put back into a bottle. Across Europe, direct democracy needs to be improved rather than suppressed.
Practitioners seeking to improve fiscal transparency and accountability must update the foundational assumptions of their field and evaluate the implications of a changing global context for their programming.
Although the world may be safer today, complicit states contribute to violence throughout the world.
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.