Democracy Lab is Foreign Policy's home for coverage of transitions to democracy, published in partnership with the Legatum Institute. Democracy Lab also runs Transitions, a blog featuring on-the-ground coverage of transitioning countries.
Learn more about Democracy Lab here.
The vice president should stay home rather than inflame an already bad situation.
The president relied on a key legal advisor, but his advice could have a downside
Could a new oil futures contract mark a seismic shift in Beijing’s efforts to globalize its currency?
Senate leaders across party lines are concerned intelligence community watchdogs are failing to protect whistleblowers.
How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
How to learn to stop worrying and love the EU’s new security and defense agreement.
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems already exist—you just need to know where to look for them.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.