Democracy and Its Enemies
The Dilemma of Anti-Populism
The Dilemma of Anti-PopulismJan-Werner Mueller examines the structural disadvantages faced by fragile opposition coalitions that challenge strongman rule.
India’s Thin-Skinned Leaders
India’s Thin-Skinned LeadersShashi Tharoor argues that the Modi government’s petulant response to foreign criticism conveys weakness, not strength.
Netanyahu’s Sabotage of Israeli Democracy
Netanyahu’s Sabotage of Israeli DemocracyShlomo Ben-Ami highlights the stakes of the Netanyahu government’s plan to weaken the judiciary.
Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies
Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed SocietiesGeorge Soros sees a fight for global domination playing out against a backdrop of existential risk to human civilization.
Israel’s Autocratic Turn
Israel’s Autocratic TurnIdo Baum warns that the Netanyahu government’s assault on the legal system will undermine the separation of powers.
Re-Envisioning the Liberal International Order
Re-Envisioning the Liberal International OrderTobias Bunde & Sophie Eisentraut share new findings about how major countries and their people see the world today.
The Conspiracy Congress
The Conspiracy CongressKent Harrington explains how House Republicans’ bogus investigations will undermine US democracy and national security.
Putin’s Brezhnev Moment
Putin’s Brezhnev MomentAryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy
The Necessity of Morality in Foreign PolicyChris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.