Once the conflict is over, Russia will still be able to offer gas at very low prices, but Europe, in all likelihood, will not only not want to buy it by then; it will simply not be able to.
Why there are relatively few African Americans in the senior ranks of the U.S. military and what can be done about it.
There are steps both sides can take to arrest the action-reaction cycle that’s driving them towards the brink of war.
While that state must be responsive to the society it serves, it also needs to retain a degree of autonomy if it is to function properly.
What no one should ignore is that U.S. states have the power as well as the motivation to both challenge Washington and shape the global policy agenda.
Despite the trilateral hardening of positions, the Taiwan issue is too important to let slip out of control.
The promotion of the rule of law across borders should be implemented based on clear and objective standards, and distinguished from state-building exercises.
Like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the other proponents of the Enlightenment, Gorbachev operated on the principle that people, by nature, are good, and it is only society that makes them bad. If you give a person freedom, they will use it for good. The root of his mistakes lay in this faith. But it is the only faith that we should share.
Bangladeshi opposition parties have failed to support the country's democratic consolidation since 1990. Explanations can be found from the colonial era to the present day.
It’s hard to imagine Moscow being able to convince the rest of the world that its attempts to reinvent the global monetary system are an improvement on the tried and tested convenience of reserve currencies. Accordingly, Russian companies will have to accept all the additional risks and expense inherent to dubious schemes to avoid using the dollar and euro.
Intensifying security concerns, especially over China, likely will be a major driver of New Delhi’s space goals in the coming years.
Michael Krepon is gone, but his ideas and his optimism, his approach to work and life—to see humanity, to nurture relationships with people and the natural world, to build connections—should be admired and emulated.
The development and eventual deployment of tactical nuclear weapons by North Korea will represent the most serious negative development for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula since the country’s development of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles capable of ranging the United States.
Michael is gone, but his ideas and his optimism, his approach to work and life—to see humanity, to nurture relationships with people and the natural world, to build connections—should be admired and emulated.
Democracy support organizations are struggling to maintain operations in states with hostile environments. They need to reassess their approach in such countries and seek to address the political drivers of repression.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the democratic backsliding that has been unfolding worldwide for a decade. Democratic reform must be advanced at the international level and enhanced in a regional framework.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson would like his legacy to be that of a successful Brexit, but most voters reject his claim. The war in Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis has provided a vivid test of Britain's inability to 'take back control' in order to protect people from the vicissitudes of events abroad.
Glasnost was the opening of society, including the media, to debate and discussion, something that had not been tried since the brief “thaw” under Nikita Khrushchev in the late 1950s.
Many observers posit that a stark contest between democracy and autocracy will shape the governance of technology and data. But two Asian democracies, India and Korea, are carving out distinctive paths on data policy, not just following Western or Chinese models.
In many troubled democracies, the executive branch has altered the appointment powers of referee institutions, rewritten their constitutional mandates, or terminated meddlesome agencies. In India, however, many institutions have chosen to cede ground without formal legal or constitutional changes to their powers.