October 2, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: The news that President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus injects new uncertainty into Elec…
April 12, 2019Southeast Asia
Three events this week served as a reminder that, in a world where democracy is buffeted on many fronts—the rise of populists who often undermine the rule of law, a growing disinterest in democracy p…
March 13, 2019Zimbabwe
In the run-up to last year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe, hope was palpable in Harare. Civil society activists, journalists, and business leaders marveled at how political space had opened up in the wake of the coup that ousted longtime President Robert Mugabe. It was as if an entire country had opened up the windows to let in fresh air. However, these victories for Zimbabwe are ringing hollow because they occur against an alarming backdrop of state-sponsored violence and intimidation.
February 21, 2019Election 2020
Update: Tulsi Gabbard announced on March 19, 2020, that she was ending her campaign. Most Democrats running for president in 2020 are focused on domestic issues. Not Tulsi Gabbard. The Iraq War ve…
October 31, 2018Russia
Although anonymity is generally prized for successful cyber operations, it might not be ideal in all cases, especially if the United States wants to deter an Russia spreading disinformation.