Category: Analysis

After 25 years, can Ukraine turn the corner?

     

The International Monetary Fund is today widely expected to approve a disbursement of least $1bn for war-torn Ukraine that was delayed for a year amid a domestic political crisis and… Read more »

Women’s empowerment a rare bright spot in democracy landscape

     

  In a global democracy landscape marked by considerable gloom, progress in women’s political empowerment is a rare bright spots of recent years, argues the Carnegie Endowment’s Thomas Carothers a… Read more »

Restoring the liberal world order

     

The liberal world order, a system based on open borders and open societies, is increasingly under attack – by the new populists from within and autocrats from without, argues analyst… Read more »

Can Jordan’s autocratic regime democratize?

     

A recent change of government and looming parliamentary elections brings Jordan, a vital U.S. ally, back into policy discussions, say analysts Sean Yom and Wael Al-Khatib. And, inevitably, pundits will… Read more »

Challenging the myth of moral equivalence

     

The headline: “U.S. investigates potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections.” To those unused to this kind of story, I can imagine that headline, from The Post this week,… Read more »

Resource curse feeds Mongolia’s ‘deepest collective fear’

     

  Mongolia’s efforts to extricate itself from the “resource curse” highlight the dangers that countries blessed with tremendous natural resources face when they find themselves at the mercy of wealth-destroying… Read more »

Russia – poster child for electoral authoritarianism

     

Russia is the poster child for a type of governance termed electoral, or competitive, authoritarianism, analysts Erik C. Nisbet and Elizabeth Stoycheff write for The Washington Post: These autocratic governments… Read more »