After this year’s divisive political campaign, should the US be looking to countries like Tunisia, Thailand and Côte d’Ivoire for lessons on how to bridge gaps in the electorate?
That’s writer Brian Klaas’ argument in his most recent article for Foreign Policy. Klaas, who has studies how those countries have overcome political turbulence, argues that “for the first time in its modern history, the United States is going to need a post-election reconciliation plan — something typically reserved for countries emerging from deeply divisive conflicts.”
He joins us to talk about how other countries have overcome their political divisions and what he thinks we can learn from those experiences as we move forward under the new president. Klaas is a fellow at London School of Economics and the author of the forthcoming book, The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding & Abetting the Decline of Democracy. His article in Foreign Policy is “ “ The United States Needs a Post-Election Peace Plan.