This was supposed to be my year for reflection. After more than 15 years of teaching at William & Mary Law School, and two decades of working in more than 50 developing and post-conflict countries around the world, I was looking forward to a year of quiet stability while conducting research on post-conflict constitutional processes at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Instead, this has been a year of roiling seas and shifting sands in the world of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights around the world — especially in the United States and the European Union.
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