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.

Boris Johnson Needs an Election: Scotsman

Paris Gourtsoyannis
September 28, 2019

Obsession With Ukraine: New York Times

Kenneth P. Vogel, Julian E. Barnes, Maggie Haberman and Sharon LaFraniere
September 26, 2019

Zelensky-Trump Meet on UN Sidelines: Kyiv Post

Bermét Talant
September 26, 2019

US Withheld Ukraine Military Aid: Washington Post

Seung Min Kim and Colby Itkowitz
September 24, 2019