Unless countries like Mexico confront election-related vulnerabilities and the manipulation of voters through fake news and propaganda, the democratic process will be at risk.
Schooling is not the same as learning. In other words, going to school, and getting a diploma, does not mean that the student has learned much.
Ukraine and the EU are closer than ever before. But events over the last four years have also shown how far apart they still are in economic capacity, governance, and their visions for the future.
U.S. military assistance in the Middle East (and more broadly) is in need of serious reform.
Two recent developments point to the new directions in which the north-western Subcontinent could evolve.
Despite illiberal trends in Europe, surveys suggest citizens are becoming more engaged. The overall picture is one of both crisis and renewal.
Donald Trump’s preference for competition over cooperation does not mean that his administration will jettison entirely the established U.S. global-security role.
When Beijing says the words “economic reform,” it doesn’t mean what market and political players beyond its borders might wish it meant.
Populism is by nature extremely personalized. It tends to short-circuit political parties and institutions in general by talking to their people directly and personally. This phenomenon is unlikely to disappear anytime soon.
Carnegie Moscow Center’s Director Dmitri Trenin and Rethinking Russia discussed his new book “What Is Russia Up To in the Middle East?”, Moscow’s role and place in the region, the future of Syria and the Islamic State as well as Russia’s Syria collaboration with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the U.S.
The jury is still out on U.S.-Russian relations with the Trump administration in power. Both sides made mistakes in 2017; but there were some positives, too.
U.S.-Russia relations are unlikely to improve soon, yet they need to avoid future clashes. The years since the Cold War provide some lessons on how to do that.
The Russia-U.S. relationship will likely be worse tomorrow than it is today. Any resolution will require either or both of them to change long-held views.
Despite its status as a key maritime hub in global terms and all its economic promise, the Bay of Bengal’s potential is hamstrung by a lack of close internal economic integration among the countries that call the region home.
Faced with growing geopolitical turbulence and more aggressive maritime maneuvering, India and France are eager to expand their strategic engagement in the Indo-Pacific.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel the African continent in March. The trip presents an opportunity for United States leadership on critical issues, such as refugees and regional stability.
India and other countries around the Bay of Bengal should invest greater resources in the multilateral institution BIMSTEC to promote regional connectivity and shared prosperity.
Ukraine’s armed forces are better than ever before. However, major problems remain, all of which stem from internal political struggles and the continuing weakness of state structures.
A security community embracing all of Europe would only be possible if Russia were included. This, however, is unlikely. The new confrontation between Russia and the West, the Hybrid War, is systemic and will continue for many years.
It is Trump administration policies and attitudes that have provided China a rhetorical opening in Latin America at a time when China’s economic and political relations with the region face serious challenges.