The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Rising Democracies Network in Tokyo, Japan.
South Africa is experiencing a period of political and economic turmoil that has consequences for the country’s previously firm relationship with the European Union.
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
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.