Going on the offense against disinformation

     

The intentional use of misleading information to influence societies, or disinformation, presents a serious threat to the integrity of democratic systems, according to analysts Daniel Fried and Alina Polyakova. Authoritarian states… Read more »

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Can the West live up to its own democratic principles?

     

A high-level look at NATO’s next 10 years recommends significant changes to confront the new challenges of an aggressive Russia and a rising China, urging overhauls to fortify the alliance’s… Read more »

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Consolidating dictatorship: Venezuela’s sham election

     

\ Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 6 December, will renew its National Assembly for a five-year term. But since 2015, the regime has become less evenhanded when it comes to… Read more »

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How to give democracies a strategic advantage

     

With democracy backsliding and authoritarian countries flexing their muscles, the United States should accelerate efforts to help established democracies succeed and assist states undergoing democratic transitions, says a new analysis…. Read more »

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Sources of resilience: Democracy ‘contains seeds of its own recovery’

     

Some warn that the current identity-driven populist discontent will cause democracies to die—an outcome that its foes, championed by Vladimir Putin, have schemed to bring about, The Economist reports: The… Read more »

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