Democracy

Why the Results of the Taiwan Elections Matter
Why the Results of the Taiwan Elections Matter

The Taiwanese people have overwhelmingly reelected Tsai Ing-wen as their president. In recent days, Tsai garnered over eight million votes,…

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.

Where Have All the Internationalists Gone?
Where Have All the Internationalists Gone?

There is a deep split over foreign policy within the psyche of the Democratic Party.

Questions after the UK Election
Questions after the UK Election

The British general election on Thursday, December 12 was a triumph for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party….

Alliances for Democracy

This week I attended in Washington, DC, the annual gathering of the International Democratic Union, a coalition of over 70…

William McRaven - New York Times
McRaven’s McStake

If William McRaven is truly concerned about the trust the military has earned across our society, he would be more reluctant to drag it into the political muck.

The Problem with Catholic Integralism in One Tweet - Adrian Vermeule
The Problem with Catholic Integralism in One Tweet

Integralism is confused because it misunderstands the epoch of history in which Christians now live. Jesus is king, yes, but a long tradition of theology understands that Jesus’ kingdom has been inaugurated, though not yet consummated in full.

How Is Technology Changing Democracy?

For all of the hand-wringing about the power technology holds over our society, it is indisputable that immense good has flown from such innovations.

Dual Democracies? A Proposal for Israel and Palestine - Dual Democracies Initiative (DDI)
Jewish Citizens in a Future Democratic Palestine?

The Dual Democracies Initiative (DDI) offers a solution based on the principle that if Israelis, Palestinians, Jews, and Arabs are going to live together, they should learn to benefit from each other.