The post-World War II order is under heavy pressure. As priorities and values shift, and powerful new players have emerged, doubts have spread – about the democratic institutions and capitalist systems that undergirded postwar growth and human rights. Yet even amid deep uncertainty, individuals and groups in countries around the globe are stepping up to shape their future and chart a path toward progress.


Navigating uncertainty: As global order creaks, what comes next?

Beijing is challenging global ‘rules.’ But some are pushing back.

How to deal with the climate emergency? Ask your neighbor.

A new ethos for capitalism? ‘Do the right thing.’

Democracy around the world is down but not out. Test case: Brazil.

From democracy to authoritarianism: Hungary under Orbán (audio)

Trust deficit: The roots of Russia’s standoff with the West

Facing down jail and wealthy foes, Arab rights defenders soldier on

How a DIY nation has made it this far

Who should judge what's true? Tackling social media's global impact.

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Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairs

In a post-COVID-19 world, the choice to regress, reform, or reset