The stress of the pandemic has reinforced nation-first mentalities, deepened inequalities, and weakened the multilateral system. To fight global warming, governments must move beyond thinking in such narrow national terms and re-energize foreign policy as a crucial tool of effective climate action.
By being silent about Algeria’s conflict during the 1990s, the country’s educational sector has missed an opportunity to create a basis for reconciliation.
With the Quad’s recent statement on a partnership related to outer space, India has an opportunity to bolster its private space sector. But it will need to articulate a national space policy first.
Egypt’s and Turkey’s economic ties have survived the two countries’ political rift because a cutoff in relations would have harmed too many people on both sides.
Beijing is pursuing alternative cross-border payments channels built upon central bank digital currencies as a way to erode the dominance of existing arrangements that rely heavily on the U.S. dollar and U.S.-regulated entities.
COP26 provides a forum for deliberating about climate adaptation, but such global meetings must also account for the needs of developing nations. A narrow climate agenda will only perpetuate divisions between postindustrial and developing countries.
Merkel’s approach to China is multifaceted, driven by a geoeconomic outlook and a belief in multilateral engagement. Yet she’s out of step with growing skepticism in the United States and the EU.
Numerous—sometimes competing—forms of democratic engagement have tried to answer the rallying cry for climate action. If harmonized, initiatives including depoliticized democracy, climate assemblies, and protest movements can bring Europe closer to green democracy.
The rise of dominant political parties contributes to the resurgence of authoritarianism and impedes democracy support. Paying greater attention to party support and talks, elections, and direct activism in countries such as Georgia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe will advance sound governance and democracy.
To start overcoming its chronic case backlog, India’s judiciary needs to embrace a host of solutions including well-crafted administrative reforms.
As the country enters treacherous territory, it must prioritize measures that arrest economic and institutional collapse to avert a far worse crisis.
As part of the EU’s strategic autonomy, the concept of technological sovereignty has risen in importance. What steps can Europe take to grow its technological capacity?
While the initial signs are encouraging, the Biden administration must act decisively to achieve lasting impact in its global anti-corruption efforts.
Georgia’s Orthodox Church was critical to the formation of the country’s identity and restoration of lost statehood in the 1990s. Today, Georgia must reconcile its conservative views with its ambitions for European integration.
Biden has promised a foreign policy for the middle class. What does that mean for his anti-corruption approach?
Europe must be ready to support the creation of a regional mechanism for collective security in the Persian Gulf when the opportunity arises. Launching initial talks on concrete issues such as maritime security and nuclear safety would be a good first step toward conflict de-escalation and confidence-building.
For now, Malaysia remains committed to maintaining public displays of friendly relations with China while handling any differences quietly. But the difficulties and pressures of keeping the friendship real, alive, and substantive are greater than ever.
The coronavirus pandemic has strained the EU’s efforts to promote democracy. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Western Balkans, where China and Russia have used vaccine diplomacy to strengthen their roles in the region.
The traditional geopolitical boundaries that have defined the South Caucasus in the post-Cold War era are shifting as the region becomes increasingly connected to the eastern Mediterranean and wider Middle East.
To reap the benefits of being valuable partners in promoting democracy abroad, the Visegrad Four countries must address democratic backsliding at home, improve coordination among themselves, and make bigger financial commitments.