Democracy

Criticizing America over COVID-19 Response

Americans should be willing to condemn China’s great crimes while also critiquing America’s mistakes. Democratic citizens’ right to criticize their government is a key reason why the US is better than China and why democracies ultimately outperform autocracies.

The Other Side of the Penny: Considering Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy
The Other Side of the Penny: Considering Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy

In the fervor to recognize Abraham Lincoln’s invaluable contributions to the abolition of slavery, his commitment to the rule of law and the constitutional limits on presidential power has been obscured.

How Christians Should Respond to the Global Decline in Democracy

During Providence’s Christianity and National Security Conference in Washington, DC, in November 2019, Georgetown University professor Nicole Bibbins Sedaca spoke…

Appeasement’s Eternal Lessons

Tim Bouverie’s history of British pre-WWII appeasement—Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War—compellingly recounts how the democracies, chiefly Britain, deferred confrontation with Hitler for much of a decade, only barely recovering in time to avert complete calamity.

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…