The State Department and USAID can pursue an array of internal and external initiatives to combat corruption globally, especially in countries that have faced recent political transitions.
European democracy is in decline, as increasingly authoritarian leaders undermine the post–Cold War liberal order by targeting media freedom, individual rights, and the rule of law.
Public anger at corruption has become perhaps the most powerful driver of political change around the world.
In both the United States and Europe, voters are losing faith in established democratic institutions.
Corruption is the single greatest obstacle preventing Nigeria from achieving its enormous potential.
In Nigeria, shifting alliances might indicate the construction of strong opposition coalitions, but the ever-changing political field may present challenges for building good governance.
A new wave of pan-European parties and movements could profoundly shake up and further polarize EU politics ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections.
After months of threatening to leave the the U.N. Human Rights Council, the United States has withdrawn from the body. This is just another example of President Trump choosing to walk away when faced with the choice of reaching an agreement or compromise with a U.N. organization.
Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions.
Trump’s behavior has not wholly damaged U.S. credibility — yet. But over time, his unilateral volatility threatens to become the dominant narrative about the U.S., eclipsing past values and leadership.