Debates about the state of democracy are at the forefront of European politics. Carnegie’s Reshaping European Democracy project assesses the underlying challenges to democratic processes and the prospects for political renewal across the EU.
Coercive diplomacy—when both elements of the approach are carefully synchronized—can deliver. On the other hand, coercion without diplomacy can lead to huge blunders.
The confrontations between society and the authorities which are spreading across the country shouldn't be taken lightly.
In Indian politics, there are neither permanent friends nor permanent enemies. Both the BJP and Congress Party are doing the election math that would lead to a winning coalition.
As the most powerful external actor involved in the conflict, Washington’s signals matter. Trump’s call appears to rest on a mistaken but well-trodden narrative, advanced by Haftar’s forces, his Arab backers, and his western sympathizers.
The rapid advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) offer extraordinary opportunities and risks.
The current crisis is Libya’s worst in half a decade and, potentially, since the 2011 revolution. Unless swift action is taken to end the clashes and return to a political process, the damage may be irreparable.
Emerging economies like India that are considering data protection regulations need to carefully evaluate the direct and indirect costs of such laws.
The Kremlin’s attempt to prevent North Macedonia joining NATO created some difficulties but proved to be rather clumsy and damaging to Russia’s own interests. With the accession appearing to be a done deal, Russia is now likely to lose interest in North Macedonia.
It will be a long time before the U.S. and Russia will reach a new normal in their relationship. The most important thing is that they keep their current confrontation cold, just as they managed with the previous one.
The rejigging of the political relations between the United States, China, and Russia might present New Delhi with fleeting strategic opportunities that need to be seized quickly.
Causes of the ongoing deadlock in arms control can be sourced not only with Russia, but also in the U.S. legislative process.
The Trump administration’s moves might be just saber-rattling, but they could easily propel the United States toward a military confrontation with Iran.
The rapid pace of advances in technology, from artificial intelligence to miltiary robotics, raises the question of whether it is too late to begin regulating emerging technologies.
Europe has started re-evaluating its policies with respect to the China challenge.
The Trump administration made the choice last May to withdraw from a flawed but still highly functional arms control agreement. A year on, it has not developed an alternative to replace it or turn back Iran’s influence in the region.
Military pomp is drowning out a meaningful reflection on the horrors of the war.
Europe, like the rest of the world, will undergo powerful political, economic, and social transformations over the coming decades. Is the EU ready to manage the transitions?
BRI recipient states undergoing democratic transitions are asserting greater influence over the direction of China’s efforts. This is likely to continue as long as China’s flawed business model remains unchanged.
Iran is hurting badly from U.S. sanctions. And no one should rule out the possibility of an Iranian move to engage Washington. But right now, neither the United States nor Iran seems interested in serious negotiations.