As governments confront many challenges that are global in scale, leaders find they must cooperate in responding to financial, climate, terrorism and other crises. As a result, a global audience has developed keen interest in how and why nations select their leaders. On one hand, citizens expect sensible and collective action, transparency and fair representation; on the other hand, citizens and leaders fret about compromising security, sovereignty or loss of control. Diplomats and global organizations like the United Nations aim to achieve a balance, even as global communications allow citizens in democracies or authoritarian states to steer attention to issues. Attention to citizen demands and multilateral cooperation contribute to stability.

Goals for Global Society Go Into Retreat

Humphrey Hawksley
June 6, 2019

The US Should Rejoin the UNHRC

Taehwa Hong
September 24, 2019

Arab Spring Success Story: Tunisians Vote

Dhafer Malouche
September 12, 2019

Globalization and the Threat to Democracy

Samir Nazareth
September 10, 2019

When Will China Move on Hong Kong?

Mike Chinoy
August 27, 2019

Climate Strike Spans Continents: Financial Times

Sarah Provan, Philip Georgiadis, Camilla Hodgson, Myles McCormick, Adam Samson
September 20, 2019

Singapore-Style UK: Guardian

Daniel Boffey and Jon Henley
September 12, 2019

Myth of Unified World Populism: Financial Times

Janan Ganesh
September 12, 2019

Politicizing Weather Forecasts: Washington Post

Jane Lubchenco, D. James Baker and Kathryn D. Sullivan
September 10, 2019