What to Expect from Pakistan's Election?

On July 25, Pakistan will hold an election that will constitute the country’s second consecutive peaceful transfer of power. The incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party, hit by corruption charges that have resulted in a 10-year jail sentence for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will try to fend off several opponents. They are led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, headed by cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan.

The Link Between Corruption and Gender Inequality: A Heavy Burden for Development and Democracy

Corruption, understood as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, is a major obstacle for sustainable economic development in Latin America. It endangers democracy, equality, the rule of law, ethical values, and justice. Furthermore, many forms of gender inequality are closely linked to high levels of corruption.

Political Participation in Brazil: A Look at Race

Greenland: On the Road to Independence?

The “Greenland Dialogues” is a series of planning meetings, workshops, and public programs convened by the Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative focusing on the future of Greenland. After the inaugural public meeting in the series, we spoke with Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Greenland’s first diplomatic representative to the U.S., about his nation’s possible pathways to full independence as well as its attempts to create economic growth and its important geographic and political position in global affairs.


Political Participation in Brazil: A Look at Gender

It's Time for the New Generation to Take the Reins in Politics

In Brazil, the generations that are in charge experience difficulty in developing and passing the baton to successors following transparent, agreed-upon rules, whether in the private or public sector. Who has not seen a business collapse after the death of its founder, or a political party that is held hostage by its most influential members, even when they themselves are incarcerated?

It seems that we, as a society, have quite a large problem in building lasting institutions – not least because institutions are, by definition, greater than the individuals that lead them.