France Rages at AUKUS Sub Snub

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Biden Needs to Bolster the Power of Exiles

To counter this anti-democratic surge, the U.S. government needs to do more than simply support existing democracies. It needs to bolster individual democrats, many of them in hiding or on the run. Countless Afghan human rights defenders, feminists, journalists, writers, and intellectuals have risked their lives and abandoned homes and […]

Rifts Emerge in Taliban Government

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U.S. and China Reach Deal to Block Myanmar’s Junta From U.N.

The arrangement, which was described by multiple diplomatic sources and representatives of advocacy groups familiar with internal deliberations, has been informally endorsed by representatives of the European Union, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and Russia. It comes as the U.N. General Assembly plans to announce the appointment […]

Welcome to the Era of Dictator Inflation

The geopolitical order is clearly in flux, and democracies are losing ground globally. Yet perceptions may be changing faster than reality. As I argued in a recent essay, Russia, China, and other authoritarian powers have grown increasingly skillful at puffing themselves up to look more economically, politically, and militarily powerful […]