Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
Do businesses have to act like businesses? Or could we pay slightly more for goods, like coffee, and recognize that stability for working people is essential to a robust economy.
Haphazardly using unspecified terms like "illiberal turn" does little to help us properly diagnose Indonesia's democratic challenges.
While the rest of the world reeled in shock, the Russian leader was very quick to congratulate the new president-elect.
The value of democracy needs to be restated and defended, rather than presumed. In doing so, there is value in adopting a more tempered stance, one that understands its worth but also its flaws.
Economic slowdown and a refugee influx have rattled Europe deeply, and some countries seem to have had enough.
Even as the challenges of climate change grow ever more obvious, what remains largely unacknowledged is the crisis in liberal democratic politics that is preventing an effective response.