Sheri Berman’s substantial new history of democracy in Europe offers useful insights on the question of why democracy sometimes succeeds but often does not. Yet Western democracies are now experiencing tectonic shifts, and history offers only a limited guide to understanding their future.
On April 21, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, best known starring in a political television drama, scored a dramatic victory over incumbent Petro Poroshenko to become president of Ukraine. Four experts on Ukraine give their verdict.
India and Taiwan are keen to cultivate closer economic and cultural ties, but doing so will require concrete actions and political commitments.
Whether Pyongyang has the capacity and the resources for large-scale demobilization and reintegration—and is prepared to implement market reforms that would be required to make the most efficient use of these resources—remains an open question.
A bilateral group of Japanese and American scholars and former defense officials examine the policy implications of the new NDPG analyzing the global changes in the post-Cold War security environment.
Real change will come only when the Pakistani polity begins to believe that the costs of the policies pursued by its army far exceed the benefits accruing to Pakistan as a country.
India’s transition to private markets is predicated on how well it regulates private activities across a range of economic sectors, such as finance, telecom, and infrastructure.
A survey of European cybersecurity policy reveals both challenges and opportunities for the EU’s evolving relationship with China.
Unlike most of its neighbors, France does not want to allow the UK more time to leave the EU. But this is not about schadenfreude—the French position is based upon genuine angst.
In the event a peace and security regime for the Korean Peninsula leads to North Korean agreement to reduce its conventional weapons and equipment, Kim may want to convert portions of the North’s defense industries to production of civilian goods.
On the cusp of the high-stakes European Parliament elections, Brussels faces a daunting test of whether its toolkit for combating election interference is up to the challenge.
A Zelenskiy presidency would offer a precious opportunity for a rethink. It’s time for Ukraine—and its backers in the West—to get serious.
The Kremlin will soon wish it were still dealing with a Ukrainian president who so much resembled its own.
As national and EU politics gets more and more intertwined, the dividing line between the two spheres is fading away and a common European political space begins to slowly take shape.
Without access to the same coercive tools controlled by the White House, Congress is forced to look for other ways to exert control over foreign policy toward Russia.
Politicizing central banks would add more uncertainty to an international financial system that has not yet fully recovered from the 2008 crisis.
Though recent allegations of secrecy and illegal activity regarding the export of nuclear materials to Saudi Arabia raises important questions, faith in existing U.S. statutes and legislative oversight should not be shaken.
The Russian authorities have never been inclined to consider Ukraine a truly separate state.
It has been a rather long learning curve for New Delhi to separate presumed transcendental religious solidarity and the logic of national self-interest in engaging the Middle East.
Iraq's leading party from 2003 to 2018, Dawa has lost political relevance and become divided by internal factions. It will struggle to sell its vision of political Islam in Iraq's new climate.