The failure to manage Earth orbits as a commons undermines safety and predictability, exposing space operators to growing risks such as collisions with other satellites and debris.
While strategic autonomy seems firmly set to guide EU foreign policy, it carries significant risks—especially for democratic values. If it takes autonomy too far, the EU may find itself less able to advance, and achieve, its foreign policy goals.
Authoritarian states have not been immune to the global surge of antigovernment protests. Many autocrats have faced significant challenges from the street in recent years, especially from diffuse, leaderless protest movements of the type that have confronted numerous democracies.
This fractured world will not organize itself. Washington has the opportunity to lead again, but if the United States chooses otherwise, Washington must not delude itself about the possible consequences.
Can the leadership of a distinguished Nigerian economist steer the World Trade Organization onto a steadier course?
President Biden has promised to convene a Global Summit for Democracy during his first year in office. Join us as Frances Z. Brown, Bruce W. Jentleson, and Stewart Patrick sit down with Aaron David Miller to debate these and other issues.
Many West African political elites send their children to boarding schools and universities abroad, especially in the UK. Yet some appear to be using unexplained wealth to pay for it, creating thorny anticorruption challenges for educators, policymakers, and law enforcement.
Democracy in the United States was ailing long before the arrival of COVID-19, but the pandemic was an opportunity for U.S. leaders to demonstrate unity, strengthen institutions, and model competent governance in response to an existential public health threat.
Join us as Celine Gounder, Maria Van Kerkhove, and Leana Wen sit down with Aaron David Miller to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and the year ahead.
A year after French President Emmanuel Macron declared NATO “brain dead,” the military alliance has finally come up with a worthy response to and a blueprint for how it can step into the future.