October 14, 2021
Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger
By Grant Wyeth
Abbott’s visit may have been counterproductive both for Taiwan itself and for Taiwan’s support in Australia.
July 30, 2021
Authoritarianism Can’t Beat Climate Change
By Alexander Butler
If indeed there does exist a pathway out of global climate governance gridlock, the answer does not lie at the feet of authoritarian monoliths.
May 12, 2021
Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?
By Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag and Fernando Casal Bértoa
Popular presidential elections can serve to increase fragmentation, weaken political parties, and promote polarization, putting democracy at risk.
January 14, 2021
Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?
By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.
October 23, 2020
It’s Time for an International Human Rights Alliance to Defend Democracy
By Times Wang and Jianli Yang
By now, the need for principled solidarity in the face of the PRC’s abuses should be obvious.
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.