March 5, 2018Authoritarianism
In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I write about what democracy in retreat and authoritarianism on the march mean for the future of the liberal world order. President Xi Jinping’s brazen…
April 5, 2018Botswana
Botswana inaugurated its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on April 1 after President Ian Khama stepped down the day before.
October 10, 2017Cambodia
For decades, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the longest-serving nonroyal ruler in Asia, has played a delicate political game. While using a wide range of tactics—co-option of opposition party lead…
May 1, 2018China
May 1, 2018—“One of the great paradoxes of China today,” writes eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy, “is Xi Jinping’s effort to position himself as a champion of globalization, while at th…
September 16, 2016Eritrea
One of the leading sources of refugees in Europe is the impoverished east African nation of Eritrea. Many fleeing describe chronic human rights abuses.