Trump's Appeal in Asia Standing Up to China
Those who value democracy in Asia—and even many who don’t—are desperate for a counterweight to the rise of a new authoritarian superpower.
Ranked-Choice Voting A Victory for Democratic Reform
The voters of Maine rejected political cynicism on Tuesday and endorsed one of the most promising reforms to our politics.
A New Hope Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough
“At a time when democracy is in retreat around the world, I hope that the people of Malaysia have given some hope to people around the world clamouring for their own freedom.”
—Anwar Ibrahim, May 15, 2018
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.
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