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Sinosphere
The End of China’s “Peaceful Rise”

Two generations of American scholars held out hope that China would become “a responsible stakeholder.” In 2020, those hopes have been dashed.

Race Relations
The Long Struggle for Voting Rights

The events of the past two weeks should remind us why the right to vote is sacred and non-negotiable.

Broken Promises
The End of Hong Kong As We Knew It

“One country, two systems” was always unstable. Now it is beginning to disintegrate.

Backsliding
Will America Remain a Democracy in 2020?

In the wake of the coronavirus, it’s an open question.

COVID-19
How We Can Manage the Pandemic and Preserve our Democracy

COVID-19 presents us with both our worst public health crisis in a century and the greatest challenge to our democracy since World War II. Here is a national strategy to address both challenges.

Doing Politics Right
How to Beat a Populist

Some lessons for older, more established democracies taken from the struggles of liberals fighting the good fight in younger and less stable democracies.

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Twelve-Step Program
A Season of Caesars

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

Presidential Office of Ukraine
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
The Impeachment Conundrum

The Democrats are facing a dilemma: If they defend democratic norms by acting to remove President Trump from office, they risk getting dragged into a polarizing style of politics that works to his political advantage.

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Field Experiment
What I Learned from Listening to Americans Deliberate

Turns out most Americans want the same thing: to be heard and understood.

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Past Is Prologue?
Is a Replay of Tiananmen Coming in Hong Kong?

There may not be much time to avert a tragedy.

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