The UN sustainable development goal of peace, justice, and strong institutions is an important step forward for global development, but its meaning is inevitably imprecise.
Social conservatives are on the march across the world—but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
There are growing calls for an EU policy that can confront the drivers of instability in the Middle East. But such a policy is unlikely to emerge anytime soon.
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Calls for non-Western democracy are proliferating, and they flow both from political changes within states and from shifts in global power balances between states.
Experts argue in favor of non-Western models of democracy. The challenge is to understand what such models should look like and what democracy means in practice.
There is broad agreement that the EU needs to support local civil society organizations in the neighborhood. But what do Arab reformers themselves understand by democratic citizenship?
The spike in global protests is becoming a major trend in international politics, but care is needed in ascertaining the precise nature and impact of the phenomenon.
Democratic renewal is urgently needed everywhere, and in that process all societies can learn from each other.
The nature of today’s global politics calls for democratic renewal—and this renewal must look beyond the standard practices of Western democracy.