In Europe, initiatives to increase citizen participation have made substantial progress, but there are severe difficulties to overcome if these participative forums are to address the core issues of democratic decline and contribute more significantly to its restoration.
The result of Ukraine's parliamentary election shows that the population wants to rebalance the country’s policy priorities and wants the new ruling elites to put citizens’ interests first.
The Ukrainian parliamentary election is widely expected to give President Zelenskiy a greater mandate for reform. He has to start to deliver soon and face the resistance of the opposition.
The Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia is under pressure. As Georgian-Russian relations suffer a downturn, Abkhazia risks becoming closed off from the outside world just like South Ossetia.
Relations between the U.S. and the EU are at an all-time low. European Commission President nominee Ursula Von der Leyen’s background makes her uniquely qualified to rise to the challenge posed by Trump.
Calling an election once Brexit has happened would offer a huge advantage for Boris Johnson. Taking on a possibly revived Labour party would be more fruitful than going up against Nigel Farage.
By leading a new diplomatic effort to end the conflict and begin reconstruction, Trump could both extricate the U.S. from the conflict and help stabilize the region.
The latest wave of rising autocratic rule around the world is more incremental and inconspicuous than in the past.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the Istanbul mayoral election again. But when he meets with world leaders in Osaka, Erdogan will have even bigger challenges.
The landslide victory of Ekrem Imamoglu in the Istanbul elections constitutes a threat to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hegemony.
The current escalation between the United States and Iran bears similarities to the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion. Yet while the danger of military confrontation is real, there are also important differences.
As the dust settles from the European elections, it is important to stand back from immediate political battles and assess the longer-term implications for European democracy.
Despite securing a place among the very few European leaders with a landslide victory under their belt in the 2019 EU election, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is not celebrating.
Protests like the ones in Hong Kong have proliferated around the world in recent years. But can they lead to lasting change?
Four years ago, the AfD had seemed to fade from the political picture. Its recent rise has stopped for now, but Germany is not immune to far-right politics.
Debates about the state of democracy are at the forefront of European politics. Carnegie’s Reshaping European Democracy project assesses the underlying challenges to democratic processes and the prospects for political renewal across the EU.
A controversial overturning of Turkey’s local election result has laid the way for a rematch the president’s party cannot afford to lose.
Europe has started re-evaluating its policies with respect to the China challenge.
Europe, like the rest of the world, will undergo powerful political, economic, and social transformations over the coming decades. Is the EU ready to manage the transitions?
Stuck in the present and with no viable perspective for positive change, Iranian citizens feel powerless.