What Is Sovereignty?
Understand the principle that has underpinned world order for the past four hundred years.
How Self-Determination Shaped the Modern World
Learn how the world’s nearly two hundred countries came to be, and whether the map is set in stone.
Understanding the Constructive and Destructive Natures of Nationalism
Nationalism can unify diverse societies. But when taken to extremes, it can also fuel violence, division, and global disorder.
The European Union: The World’s Biggest Sovereignty Experiment
Countries fight to protect their sovereignty. So why would they willingly give it up?
The Rise and Fall of the Responsibility to Protect
Sovereignty is sacred. But when lives are in danger, does that principle still apply?
Tanks, Sanctions, and Separatists: The Various Challenges to Sovereignty
A government’s authority within its borders gets challenged all the time. Here is how.
Statelessness Around the World
Without a country to call their own, millions of people experience discrimination and persecution.
Reimagining Sovereignty in a Global Era
When fires in the Amazon affect countries around the world, is there a need to rethink a centuries-old understanding of sovereignty?