Welcome to Ukraine’s Post-Post-Maidan Era
Ukraine’s president now has an unprecedented level of parliamentary support. What will he do with it?
Democracy Is the Planet’s Biggest Enemy
Young people care a lot about climate change—but most of them can’t vote. Here’s how governments can adapt to accommodate them.
Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control
Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.
From Camel Herder to Dictator
With the rise of Hemeti, Sudanese politics has been turned on its head.
The Military Aren’t Heroes or Villains. They’re Us.
The gap between soldiers and civilians is hurting democracies.
Russians Are Getting Sick of Church
Orthodox Christianity—and Vladimir Putin—are at the center of the country’s newest culture war.
Duda’s Ego Trip
The Polish president will try to convince Trump to send U.S. troops to his country. Congress should push Trump to resist.
Kazakhstan’s Second-Ever President Can’t Tolerate Protest
Nazarbayev’s successor has an impressive foreign profile but a raft of domestic problems.
Kazakhstan’s Fake Vote Might Wake Up Civil Society
The nominal resignation of a longtime autocrat has sparked new hopes.
Washington Is Turning Its Back on Sudan
The United States should not abandon the Sudanese in their greatest hour of need.
Estonia’s Natural Experiment in Fighting Right-Wing Populism
Two models have emerged for dealing with a new nationalist government—but it’s not clear which will prove more effective.
Conservatism’s Wunderkind Is Getting Swallowed by the Far-Right
Austria’s chancellor made a deal with populists, and it’s not going according to plan.
Turkish Democracy Can’t Die, Because It Never Lived
The country’s political system doesn't deserve the laments it’s recently received.
No Democracy Is an Island
If Washington thinks that affirming flawed votes and the leaders who benefited from them abroad isn’t harming the health of democracy at home, it is mistaken.
Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie
Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.