After five years of civil war, elections could help set the world’s youngest country on a path to peace
Talking Policy: Jasmin Mujanovic on Democracy in the Western Balkans
As anti-system protests continue across the region, the democratic project in the Balkans stands on a precipice
Russian Restraint in Armenia
Is Russia’s lack of meddling in the Armenian protests the result of particular circumstances, or a sign of a new status quo?
Quick Hits: Close of the Castro Era?
As Raúl Castro hands over the presidency, here’s a list of recommended reading about political and social trends in Cuba
Russia’s Alternative Political Life
President Putin dominates Russia’s national politics, but debate and democracy can still be found in local government
In Print: “Keep Calm and Carry On”
How Singapore’s leaders use the gospel of business to stifle dissent
Somalia’s Clan Politics
As Somalia emerges from decades of civil war, its next challenge will be curbing the influence of clan politics
What Next For Liberalism?
Against the growing tide of nationalism, the best hope for liberalism worldwide is to lead by example
Don’t Reform the Security Council
Today in our Best of 2015 series, we take another look at calls to reform the United Nations Security Council. A growing number of states are demanding changes to the rules governing one of the most important U.N. bodies, but, according to World Policy Institute’s Jonathan Cristol, UNSC reform remains impossible and unnecessary.