Lessons learned from the Tillerson tenure can help the new Secretary of State enhance the State Department’s core diplomatic and national security mission.
FOCUS ON DEMOCRACY
In a decade of backsliding on democracy around the world, the countries of Europe and Eurasia feature prominently.
Widespread corruption, crime and a lack of security, education, employment and basic services are driving a loss of faith in democracy throughout the continent.
Since the 1990s electoral assistance has come into its own as a branch of foreign aid and as an academic discipline.
The plan for sweeping changes to meet economic and demographic challenges does not appear to include an opening-up of the political system.
Development professionals focus on the need to bolster and expand civil society’s “open space” in countries around the world.
A new breed of autocrat seems to be taking root in Southeast Asia today. Is the “domino theory” finally playing out?
On the 20th anniversary of its democratic experiment, Indonesia can cite significant gains. Growing challenges may threaten that progress.
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