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by Graham Vyse

Unspeakable

How is the legacy of protest and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, shaping the limits of free expression in the U.S.? Nadine Strossen on the legal legacy of a shocking event.
Democracy 13 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Friends Like These

Why is democracy eroding more among America’s allies than in other countries? Moises Naím on how massive social change is affecting the way citizens feel, and the nature of politics, around the world.
Democracy 11 min read
by Graham Vyse

Vicious Imaginary

What’s driving a surge of violent political rhetoric in America? Lilliana Mason on the erosion of peaceful democratic norms and the prospect of armed conflict.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

War Games

Why is Moscow massing troops at the Ukrainian border? Anatol Lieven on what Vladimir Putin is after.
Democracy 10 min read
by Graham Vyse

Divided Attention

Are culture-war issues sabotaging the U.S. president and his party? David Kusnet on the Democrats’ political opportunity in a “flawed but noble country.”
Democracy 15 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Into the Fog

What’s separation from Europe meant for life in the U.K. through an uncertain pandemic? Matthias Matthijs on how Brexit is transforming politics and the economy in Britain and Northern Ireland.
Democracy 15 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Generals and Rebels

Why is it so hard to build a democracy? James A. Robinson on the coup in Sudan and the challenge of making inclusive institutions from the debris of tyranny.
Democracy 15 min read
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