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June 19, 2018

Japanese nationalism characteristically takes an ethnic rather than civic emphasis. It is prone to an authoritarian statism. [However,] the Japanese Constitution vindicates an important vision for developmental democracy. Its core principle is the right of living in peace, which is a conjoined expression of respect for basic human rights, permanent pacifism, and national (popular) sovereignty (or autonomy). It points to a democratization of the nation-state as a bridgehead to the construction of global democracy. 

ISIS militants in video grab with slogan superimposed over Twitter 'tweet' icon
June 14, 2018

Tackling online violent extremist content is rightly an important priority for policy-makers; research has found that the internet...

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov plays in a charity football match
June 5, 2018

[I]t is right to investigate how populism affects democracy. To do that, however, there must be greater conceptual clarity...

port facility in Gwadar, Pakistan, a terminal of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC). Photo credit: Anjum Naveed/AP
May 31, 2018

Over the past couple of years, BRI-linked corridor projects—for example, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan...

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