June 18, 2020Zimbabwe
In the United States and around the world, societies are struggling to balance the sometimes draconian social controls needed to combat a highly contagious infectious disease with limits on government powers and protection for civil liberties.
November 30, 2020Cybersecurity
Democracies should ask themselves whether forming yet another elite club of wealthy states represents the best means to counter China’s and fellow authoritarians’ digital rise.
February 21, 2020Togo
President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo will face six other candidates in the election, including longtime rival Jean Pierre Fabre. Fabre, a human rights activist, was nominated as the leader of Togo's main opposition party, National Alliance for Change, late last year. Thanks in part to the fragmented opposition, Gnassingbe is favored to win.
November 12, 2020Cybersecurity
Internet control is more than just an authoritarian problem. It invades the openness of democratic societies as well.
November 2, 2020U.S. Foreign Policy
On substance and style, authoritarians see an ally in the White House—and hope to keep him there.
November 23, 2020Human Rights
The United States can only promote human rights abroad if it begins from a position of humility, acknowledging that the struggle to make America a more perfect union is ongoing.
November 20, 2020Transition 2021
Each Friday, I look at what is happening in President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition to the White House. This week: Donald Trump is using all the powers of his presidency and creating a host of problem…