Following the Leader Are People Losing Faith in Democracy?
A new survey offers some reassurance that Americans retain their trust in democracy—but disturbing trends lurk beneath the surface.
The Importance of Engagement The Liberal Democratic Order in Crisis
We are at a tipping point. Around the world, many democracies are hanging by a thread and autocrats are preparing more savage assaults on what remains of freedom.
The Pressure's On Our Year of Living Dangerously
Domestic and international pressures are intersecting in dangerous ways for the Trump presidency in 2018.
A Wake Up Call This Sputnik Moment
As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment.
Democracy Square Welcome to Democracy Square
It is my pleasure to welcome you to this blog about the issues and challenges confronting democracy at home and abroad.
A Gathering Storm Is There a Crisis of Liberal Democracy?
We have entered a new era in which two great-power adversaries are threatening our democratic way of life with great subtlety and sophistication.
If It's Broke... De-Polarizing
Changing how elections are structured can help depolarize U.S. politics without jeopardizing the democratic process.
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