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- After Christchurch, Muslims ask: Are we safe in the West?
- After a tragedy, why leaders must be consolers in chief
When a calamity strikes, leaders must often take on a different role than bold leadership. This kind of servant-leadership rarely makes the news. In Nebraska this week, following floods that devastated more than half of the counties, Gov. Pete Ricketts toured the state to meet victims, volunteers, and first responders.
- In an age of authoritarianism, the world sees glimmers of hope
In the past year, citizens of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Ethiopia have taken to the streets to demand accountability from their governments, while voters in Malaysia and the Maldives ousted corrupt governments at the ballot box. Countries with a strong civil society or decent-sized middle class continue to push back against autocrats, even though the headlines are more often about the threats to democracy. A new paper published this month found that the world has been in “a wave of autocratization” since 1994, and as many as 75 democracies have seen a reversal to autocracy.
- 3 million Venezuelans have fled. Who will rebuild?
Diana Feliú was studying for a master’s in business administration when she decided her future in Venezuela was reaching a dead end. “In a way, I feel like Venezuela kicked me out. Ms. Feliú is one of the estimated 3 million Venezuelans who have fled the country in recent years amid multilayered economic, humanitarian, and political crises, rapidly accelerating a nearly two-decade trend.