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.

Affordable Housing as Human Right

Chandran Nair
May 23, 2019

Stop the Bloodletting in Politics

Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro
May 10, 2019

Brexit Agonistes

Jolyon Howorth
April 16, 2019

Cold War in the Islamic World

Susan Froetschel
April 1, 2019

Will Another Cold War Follow Trade War?

Stephen Roach
April 2, 2019

The Strache Recordings: Spiegel Online

Maik Baumgärtner, Vera Deleja-Hotko, Martin Knobbe, Walter Mayr, Alexandra Rojkov and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt
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How Trump Thinks He Can Outsmart Putin: Atlantic

Peter Nicholas and Kathy Gilsinan
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Trump Plan to Release Immigrants: Washington Post

Isaac Stanley-Becker
May 17, 2019