"Democracy is not a given. It's something you have to constantly fight for." This week, Cengiz Guenay, JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar, shares critical lessons from his research on the rise of authoritarianism and populism. How can regional developments teach us about global shifts around the corner? What trends do we see? And what is the role of historical alongside contemporary comparison? Learn more in this week's Four Minute Foreign Policy interview, co
The Transatlantic Economy 2019 annual survey offers the most up-to-date set of facts and figures describing the deep economic integration binding Europe and the United States. It documents European-sourced jobs, trade and investment in each of the 50 U.S. states, and U.S.-sourced jobs, trade and investment in each member state of the European Union and other European countries. It reviews key headline trends and helps readers understand the distinctive nature of transatlantic
"Regimes react to societal developments, rather than triggering them," says JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar Cengiz Guenay. In this week's Four Minute Foreign Policy interview, we explore the lessons he has drawn from the region, with implications for developing regions worldwide. What can Turkey and MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) generally teach us about state reactions to foreign intervention? To what extent do religion and culture make states' re
If the 2016 US Presidential Election was one of the most anticipated contests in nearly 243 years of America's existence, the election in 2020 is likely to eclipse that many times over. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit, Donald J. Trump's presidency has upended everything that was known and expected of White House occupants over the past two centuries. It would be unfair to blame the, to put it mildly, unorthodox incumbent for the deep divisions in America. Such p
The role of the media as the "fourth estate" of public life and international politics has long been defined by its role as a provider of information and a check on state power. Emerging challenges to freedom of the press worldwide, alongside changes in the production and consumption of media, are threatening to reshape this role. The Editorial Board of The SAIS Review of International Affairs was pleased to host a roundtable lunch and discussion on the role of the media in i
In this week's edition of "Four Minute Foreign Policy," Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute present Senior Fellow Edward P. Joseph, whose work in conflict management includes a dozen years in the Balkans as well as tours in Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Based on his on-the-ground experience in various conflict environments, Joseph discusses the question at the heart of it all: what should we do about violence?