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Democracy and Its Enemies

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  1. khrushcheva156_ Alex WongGetty Images_liz cheney defeat Alex Wong/Getty Images

    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
  2. korkmaz1_Burak KaraGetty Images_chp leader opposition Burak Kara/Getty Images

    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
  3. sierakowski88_JOHN MACDOUGALLAFP via Getty Images_belarus opposition JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images

    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
  4. khrushcheva155_Mario TamaGetty Images_blakemasters Mario Tama/Getty Images

    Far-right Populists Come Out of the Racist Closet

    Nina L. Khrushcheva says that hard-right populists no longer think they need to conceal their racism in order to gain power.
  5. fischer195_ROBERTO SCHMIDTAFP via Getty Images_end of pax americana ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

    The End of Contemporary History

    Joschka Fischer thinks we are witnessing the denouement of the Pax Americana that shaped world affairs for more than 70 years.
  6. sherwin5_MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLANDAFP via Getty Images_far-right america MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLAND/AFP via Getty Images

    America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence

    Richard K. Sherwin attributes the rise in mass shootings to a politically motivated unraveling of sovereign authority.
  7. ispahani1_OLIVIER DOULIERYAFP via Getty Images_supreme court illegitimate OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

    The Costs of America’s Renegade Judiciary

    Laleh Ispahani warns that packing the federal courts with radical ideologues is a tried-and-true authoritarian tactic.
  8. patten143_ Carl CourtGetty Images_johnon Carl Court/Getty Images

    The Pathologies of Long Boris

    Chris Patten shows how the disgraced prime minister’s mendacious populism is shaping the race to succeed him.
  9. pei88_ROBERTO SCHMIDTAFP via Getty Images_usflagtrump Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

    Can the US Win the New Cold War?

    Minxin Pei argues that America's greatest liability in the global struggle for democracy is the Republican Party.
  1. krueger54_ Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_CHIPS Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
  2. khrushcheva156_ Alex WongGetty Images_liz cheney defeat Alex Wong/Getty Images

    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
  3. korkmaz1_Burak KaraGetty Images_chp leader opposition Burak Kara/Getty Images

    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
  4. patten144_Charles McQuillanGetty Images_sunaktruss Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

  6. aroberts1_Tetiana LazunovaGetty Images_policy Tetiana Lazunova/Getty Images

    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
  7. entsminger6_ SERGIO FLORESAFP via Getty Images_metaverse SERGIO FLORES/AFP via Getty Images

    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
  8. sierakowski88_JOHN MACDOUGALLAFP via Getty Images_belarus opposition JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images

    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
  9. jaber1_KARIM SAHIBAFP via Getty Images_UAEsolar Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.

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