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.

Double Whammy for China

Frank Ching
December 5, 2019

Why the Hong Kong Protests Have Gone Global

Dawn Brancati and Nathan Law
November 14, 2019

Wong: Electoral Turning Point for Hong Kong

Mike Chinoy
October 31, 2019

Trump’s Impeachment: What Comes Next?

Harold Hongju Koh
October 3, 2019

Could Hong Kong Become Belfast?

Mike Chinoy
October 1, 2019

Sinn Féin Gains in Irish Election: AP

Jill Lawless And Nicolae Dumitrache
February 11, 2020

This Is How Democracy Dies: Atlantic

Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa
February 7, 2020

No Winner in Iowa Yet: Des Moines Register

Brianne Pfannenstiel
February 4, 2020

Trump, Bolton and Pressure on Ukraine: NY Times

Maggie Haberman and Michael S. Schmidt
January 31, 2020