Indonesia’s Activists Are Ready to Fight Together
Coalitions are forming in the face of threats to democracy and pluralism.
The West Is Open for Dirty Business
The European Union and United States need a joint front against poisonous kleptocracy.
Egypt Is Done Waiting for Liberals
A previously unknown Egyptian has started an anti-Sisi protest movement—and is opposed by government and liberal elites alike.
No Continent for Old Men
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
Democracy Is Fighting for Its Life
Around the world, political freedom isn’t just slipping away—it’s getting dragged down by fervent enemies.
How to Make Sudan’s Revolution Succeed
Previous uprisings have failed due to squabbling among elites, poor civil-military relations, and a lack of economic development. Both sides of the transitional government must avoid past mistakes.
America’s Silence Helps Autocrats Triumph
Without the support of the U.S. government, pro-democracy forces around the world will wither as authoritarianism gains ground.
King Johnson vs. Parliament
By proroguing Parliament at a crucial moment, Britain’s prime minister is following in the footsteps of King Charles I. The result won’t be as bloody, but it will do violence to the country’s democratic institutions.
Ukraine’s Democracy Is (Almost) All Grown Up
If Zelensky can build on his predecessor’s legacy, he may just succeed in furthering Ukraine’s economic growth and drawing the country still closer to the West.
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.