There’s far more at stake than the security consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
There are two big developments happening now that will affect global democracy in the future, the congressional January 6 Committee hearings and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The two are actually directly connected.
At the end of the day, then, the NATO 2022 Strategic Concept will no doubt have something to say about the continuation of efforts to constrain nuclear and other weapons at the negotiating table.
When President Joe Biden travels to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Palestinian territories in July, he should keep two names in his mind at every step: Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh. Both spoke truth to power, and both were killed in the course of their work as journalists.
Rudra Chaudhuri explains why India urgently needs to invest in an office of what might be called a National Technology Coordinator (NTC).
Rudra Chaudhuri writes on current Indo-U.S. ties and strategizing for India's defense future.
No one knows how many noncombatants have been slaughtered by bullets, bombs, missiles, or artillery. And all this has been made so much worse by the war crimes the Russians have committed. How does a traumatized society like Ukraine ever become whole again? And in such a disastrous situation, what could the future possibly hold? Who knows?
As NATO prepares for its summit in Madrid next week, Turkey is in the headlines for holding up Finland and Sweden’s bids to join the Alliance—irking not only the two candidate countries, but also their would-be NATO allies.
At the end of the day, the solution to the current impasse will have to be found between Turkey and the two candidate countries. NATO should make every effort to encourage these efforts with innovative ideas and its renowned ability of word smithing.
In a region already struggling with pandemic recovery, the fallout from the Russia invasion could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Over the last few decades, Pakistan’s courts have carved themselves a political role in addition to their legal one. As the country’s opposition looks to its next moves, the courts may have a key role to play.
Ukraine is struggling on the battlefield and its western allies are grappling with economic and political trends that may weaken their support.
Pressure has been growing within the Biden administration to mend fences with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Ukrainian capital embraces a new normal against the backdrop of war.
The former prime minister will try to regain power, but his success is not inevitable—or impossible.
Put simply, given the current political environment in Russia, the sooner Putin passes away, the greater the chances of a conservative revanche.
Bilateral disagreements over Taiwan, the South China Sea and regional order are unlikely to abate in the near term. More broadly, the two countries are competing for influence in Asia. But Washington's Asia policy needs to be about more than just competing with China.
The Biden administration deserves kudos for stronger diplomatic engagement with the region; here are some steps to improve on its current efforts.
The accession of Western Balkan countries to the EU has stalled due to issues within the union as well as in the region itself. Renewed commitment on both sides is needed to break the current impasse.
Innovative forms of deliberative and participatory democracy from outside the West can inspire reform in European states.