Poland's declining democratic credentials have sparked a growing distance with the rest of the EU. And there is scant sign that bridges will be built any time soon. read more
The retreat into the national sphere is in vogue – especially in the industrialized countries: The election results between Washington and Berlin reflect citizens' concerns about the negative consequences of globalization. However, our Globalization Report 2018 shows that the winners of globalization are often at home where the criticism of globalization is loudest: in the industrialized countries.
Governments in democracies have also increasingly been trying to govern with a hard hand. Our Transformation Index BTI shows which countries have been particularly affected. read more