The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
To address the Mediterranean migrant crisis, the EU is seeking closer partnerships with North African states.
U.S. efforts have made a crucial difference in Africa during recent administrations. The new administration should continue this engagement.
China’s relationship with Africa is becoming increasingly more complex as the country continues to invest and send workers across 54 countries on the continent.
Many scholars attribute violence to the inability of weak states to restrain violent individuals. But in some democracies, states allow or enable violence to protect elite interests.
The incoming Trump administration doesn’t seem to be in thrall of the do-something mentality. But this might change when dealing with the realities of governance.
Troubling political developments in the run-up to Ghana’s December elections have shed light on the limits of its democratic gains.
The contradictions between India’s policies vis-à-vis Pakistan and the United States and its membership of the BRICS, a grouping dominated by Russia and China, were visible at the BRICS summit in Goa.
One under-recognized factor is fueling many of the world’s most violent crises—not bitter identity rifts or imperial delusions, but the simple drive to amass lucre.
To have a sustainable impact in South Sudan and throughout the region, India needs to update its peacekeeping toolbox to match its current foreign policy.