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.

Hong Kong: Global or Chinese Capital?

Philip Bowring
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India’s Skillful Posturing With the US

Harsh V Pant
October 23, 2018

Pakistan’s Civil-Military Relations

Riaz Hassan
October 11, 2018

The Case for US Global Leadership

Marc Grossman
July 19, 2018

Technocratic Traps of Policy Reforms

Vladimir Gel’man
July 10, 2018

Times of India: Khashoggi Mystery

Nayan Chanda
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BBC News: Merkel’s Three Challenges

Jenny Hill
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Rappler: The Extreme Right's Global Rise

Walden Bello
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New York Times: Trump and Suspect Tax Schemes

David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner
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