Christian Caryl: The US Constitution Needs a Makeover
Friday, 11 November 2016
The 2016 US election shows that it’s time to start a national conversation about fundamental political reform, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow (Democracy Lab)
President Duterte’s Crazy Drug War Is Just the Beginning
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
The Philippines’ new strongman is eating away at the foundations of democracy. Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow asks—can anyone stop him? (Democracy Lab)
We’ve Got to Face It: Trump Is Riding a Global Trend
Monday, 26 September 2016
If Hillary Clinton wants to win, she needs to confront the rise of fear-driven politics, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow.
Tunisia: In Sun and Shadow—A Special Report
Monday, 8 August 2016
It's the country often billed as the sole success story of the Arab Spring—but five years on, the reality is far more fraught. This week, Democracy Lab—a Legatum Institute project with Foreign Policy magazine—has launched a series of case studies that look at why Tunisians are still struggling to make sense of their revolution.
Why Insurgency Is Fun
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
The status quo in the Western democracies is under attack—and its defenders are looking more listless by the hour, writes Christian Caryl, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and editor of Democracy Lab.
A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton
Saturday, 27 February 2016
The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.
How to Stop Corruption—with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Thursday, 4 February 2016
In a discussion of her new book, The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explored how societies can control corruption and achieve good governance.
Realists, Beware of Russians Making Deals
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Vladimir Putin just wants to make a deal with the West on Syria. What could be the harm in that? Christian Caryl's latest for Democracy Lab
Fixing the Fight Against Corruption
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and Managing Editor of Democracy Lab, moderated a panel that explained why a focus on ‘ideas that work’ is the route to tackling global corruption.
Burma’s Moment of Truth
Monday, 27 July 2015
Burma's nascent democracy is in deep trouble—and it's time for the US to get off the fence, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow.
The Data Sleuths of San José
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
How three scrappy Costa Rican reporters used the power of data to bring down a system of sleaze—Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, delivers the first case study in a new Transitions Forum series titled, Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work.
Friday, 17 April 2015
Do poets have political responsibilities? Should novelists see themselves as defenders of democracy?
Let There Be Speech: Can Rwanda Reform Itself?
Monday, 17 November 2014
The Legatum Institute launched a new-case study 'Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda' examining the media reforms made by that country’s leaders from 2010 onwards.
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Author, veteran journalist and 'Democracy Lab' Editor, Christian Caryl, discussed his new book which shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in the pivotal year of 1979.