Democracy

Umbrella Revolution Sign for Defending Democracy
Wearied by Democracy

There are consequences to a foreign policy that is less committed to promoting democracy and less interested in buttressing an international system built on democratic ideals. It stands to reason that when the world’s strongest exponent of democracy and freedom pulls back, the democratic tide will lose momentum.

Poland Constitutional Crisis
Poland’s “Constitutional Crisis”: Less and More Serious than it Appears

A judicial crisis is growing throughout the democracies, and Poland is simply the first to take action. Some measures do raise concerns, but the larger crisis is what needs discussion.

Optimistic in India
Why I Am More Optimistic Than Ever

Bad stuff will continue to happen around the world in 2016. But there are good reasons to be optimistic.

European Project
End of the European Project?

Two years after the Ukrainian revolution that eventually ousted its thuggish president, enthusiasm for the European project has reached a new low.

Putin, Trump & Anglo-American Democracy

Recently Donald Trump ignited controversy by responding to praise from Vladmir Putin with his own praise for the strength of…