On January 6, the laws, institutions, and norms that limit presidential power in the United States were stress tested.
In order for stabilization aid to be an effective means of advancing U.S. interests amid geopolitical competition, the United States needs to develop a stabilization strategy tied to a viable political end state and commit to more reliable, longer-term engagement.
The UAE has an opportunity to professionalize the military by building its strategic planning and force development capabilities and by committing to international principles of professional military conduct and greater transparency and accountability.
By pushing economic liberalization in the Middle East without requiring transparency and fighting corruption, international donors have allowed the region’s elites to hog power and resources. The result is a combustible mix of anger and disillusionment.
Russia-EU relations have come a full circle since the 1990 Paris Charter for a New Europe, which represented the diplomatic equivalent of the End of History. Old hopes and new nightmares aside, where might Russia and Europe be a decade from now? Current trends are clearly taking them toward real confrontation, and potentially conflict. What can be done to keep things on an even keel, while not yet again falling for wishful thinking?
The mere turning of pages on a calendar can not erase the noxious forces which have come to infect America’s body politic.
The United States is more polarised today than at any point since the 1860s. While Donald Trump has lost the White House, Congress, and, after the January 5 run-off elections in Georgia, the Senate too, Democratic majorities in those deliberative bodies will remain narrow.
American democracy has been deeply damaged by a president’s refusal to concede power and his supporters’ use of violence and intimidation to pressure political officials—problems fueled by polarization and an antidemocratic faction of the Republican Party. Here’s where the fault lines come from—and how to begin patching them.
Has democratic backsliding in Poland and Turkey brought to an end these countries’ efforts to support democracy beyond their borders? If not, why not?
Strategic Stability in the 21st Century needs to be rethought in order to involve all relevant actors and to meet new technological challenges.
A revitalized U.S.-French alliance, anchored in deep technological cooperation, is critical to advancing America’s interests on multiple fronts. It is also a necessary path to defend France’s global interests, and to bolster its nascent high-tech sectors.
The primary deterrence challenge facing the United States today is preventing aggression and escalation in limited conventional conflicts with a nuclear-armed adversary.
To get the transatlantic relationship back and on track and to ensure that it will remain relevant in the future, the United States and the European Union should prioritize putting forward concrete ideas and taking actionable steps on climate and energy, democracy and human rights, and digital technology issues.
This Clingendael Report aims to contribute to a reorientation of the EU in the broad field of economic security, in the transatlantic context and with Japan, India and Australia.
To succeed in Asia, President-elect Joe Biden will need an administration that whines less, competes more, and leverages American strengths in the Asia that actually exists, not the one of its wishes, dreams, and fantasies.
In spite of its authoritarian practices, Ethiopia has attracted billions in international aid. The November 2020 conflict in the northern Tigray region should prompt a recalibration of the development model, which promotes economic gains without political inclusion.
The ROK-US and the United States should not miss another challenging issue in the ROK-US relationship that deserves great attention, the reconstruction of nuclear cooperation.
In an extraordinary year, the coronavirus pandemic did not deter protesters around the world—despite restrictions on protest rights and the danger of gathering in groups.
A measure in the annual National Defense Authorization Act will require the Treasury Department to begin collecting beneficial ownership information on companies registered in the United States, effectively banning anonymously owned companies, including shell companies that are often used as fronts for dirty money.
While people may want to throw around words like “revolution” in discussing the victory of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign over Donald Trump, it isn’t an apt description—at least not in terms of the system.