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.

The Global Impact of US Midterms

Robert A. Manning
November 13, 2018

US Voters Check Trump

Susan Froetschel
November 8, 2018

Hong Kong: Global or Chinese Capital?

Philip Bowring
October 25, 2018

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

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