India’s “Electoral Autocracy” Hits Back
Angry about India’s Freedom House and V-Dem ratings, Modi is creating his own democracy rankings.
All Politics Is Personalized
Around the world, political leaders have amassed power by weakening their parties, and democracy may never recover.
How Did India Manage to Build an Advanced Fighter Jet Like the Tejas?
When it comes to sensitive industries like defense, democracy and the rule of law do matter.
Arrest of Georgia’s Opposition Leader Prompts Call for Sanctions
A police raid on the opposition headquarters is a watershed moment for the region’s only democracy.
Biden Wants to Compete With China. Here’s How.
Washington’s battle with Beijing is not one of investment or innovation but one of values.
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Washington under siege, peace building lessons from Nigeria, and a potential crisis for China’s aviation industry.
Washington Is Under Siege. American Democracy Isn’t.
The enhanced security measures in the U.S. capital have triggered a debate over openness, security, and democracy. But the country’s democracy isn’t dead yet.
America Is Back. But Can Allies Ever Trust It Again?
Fears of another Trump make it even more urgent that allies work with Biden now.
Autocrats Have a Playbook—Now Democrats Need One Too
With democracy still in retreat, it is time to get smart about fighting back.
America Is Back. Europe, Are You There?
Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language.
Why Partisan Hostility Won’t End With Trump
The U.S. political system is designed for demonization and gridlock. Countries with proportional representation and parliamentary systems promote coalitions and cooperation among rivals.
Can Biden Get Tough With America’s Friends?
India’s declining democracy poses an early test for the new U.S. administration.
Biden Puts a Kinder, Gentler Spin on ‘America First’
To lead abroad, Joe Biden argued in his first foreign-policy speech as president, America must heal itself.
Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi
Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.
Give Everyone a Vote on Kicking Politicians Off Social Media
If platforms aren’t going to enforce their rules properly, they should go back to Athenian ostracism.
Italy’s Politics of Purgatory Won’t End Well
Mario Draghi’s arrival as prime minister will only make his country’s political problems even worse.
The EU Tries and Fails Again on Venezuela
Instead of issuing limp statements, Europe should join Washington to get Maduro’s regime to negotiate with the democratic opposition.
The Myanmar Coup Is the First Test for Biden’s Democracy Agenda
Washington’s response should be swift if Biden expects the world to take his commitment seriously.
Myanmar’s Coup Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone
With Washington and much of the world preoccupied, the generals have calculated they can get away with it.