March 17, 2020
Democracy? Autocracy? Coronavirus Doesn’t Care.
By Maylin Meisenheimer
Capacity for governance best predicts the performance countries have against the coronavirus.
June 07, 2018
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
By Rafi Fazil
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.
November 10, 2017
Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back
By Harsh V. Pant
Cooperation between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India is here to stay.
October 13, 2017
Democracy vs North Korea
By David Straub
Why have democracies proven unable to halt the North Korean dictatorship’s development of nuclear weapons?
October 10, 2017
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
By Sarah Cook
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
June 07, 2017
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
By Kate Schuetze
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
February 25, 2017
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
By Champa Patel
To serve as a model regional organization, ASEAN can no longer ignore human rights violations.
January 05, 2017
A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
By Milan Vaishnav
Donald Trump's electoral tactics in the United States echo the practices of many Indian politicians.
October 28, 2016
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The key to global order may lie with Asia's emerging democracies.
September 10, 2016
No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Successive Indian governments appear to be abusing the country's colonial-era sedition law.
June 26, 2016
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
By Ankit Panda
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.