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November 29, 2021

China
The Uighurs and the Question of Muslim Solidarity

Facing genocide by China, the Uighurs, who are Muslim, benefit from near zero solidarity from their co-religionists.

November 29, 2021

China
The Uighurs and the Question of Muslim Solidarity

Facing genocide by China, the Uighurs, who are Muslim, benefit from near zero solidarity from their coreligionists.

November 15, 2021

Human Rights
Democracy Promotion and the Monarchies

Should the United States be promoting democracy and human rights in friendly monarchies? Yes — human rights improvements, not regime change, should be the goal, working especially in areas where prog…

November 5, 2021

Venezuela
Lessons from the Failure of Democracy Promotion in Venezuela

Why did the US effort to promote democracy in Venezuela fail? The lessons learned there should inform democracy promotion efforts around the globe. 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

October 29, 2021

Foreign Aid
Reorganizing U.S. Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights

The U.S. government spends billions to promote democracy. It could get more for its money through better internal coordination, and by relying more on NGOs and its own expertise when implementing pro…

USAID Supplies

October 19, 2021

Elections and Voting
Democracy and Reporting on Elections

Robert Griffin, research director for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, discusses voter demographics at the municipal, state, and federal level and what this tells us about civic engagement and i…

Play A voters drops off mail in ballots at the Registerer of Voters during the California gubernatorial recall election in San Diego, California

October 17, 2021

Venezuela
Saab Story: Venezuela, Maduro, and Human Sacrifice

An extradition to the United States is a reminder of justice--and its absence.

October 13, 2021

Latin America
EU's Top Diplomat Ignores His Staff and Insists on Observing Venezuela's Elections

EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Borrell will send an election observer mission to Venezuela despite his own staff's scathing report on conditions there and advice not do observe the phony e…

September 23, 2021

Iran
Another Death in the Afkari Case in Iran

The cellmate who told the world he had seen Navid Afkari tortured is now dead in an Iranian prison

August 16, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords

The collapse in Afghanistan helps explain why Arab states are warming up to Israel.