Democratic resilience – new directions for civil society support

     

The acquittal of civil society activist Osman Kavala followed by his absurd rearrest shows the abysmal state of rule of law and democracy in Turkey, notes analyst Marc Pierini. The… Read more »

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‘Persuade or Perish’: How to slow democratic recession

     

A new strategic framework provides a lens to understand the strategic logic of antidemocratic malign influence, how their actions may inadvertently contribute to its intents and effects, and provide them… Read more »

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Addressing anti-corruption in Central Europe

     

As the U.K. leaves the European Union, how will it balance the need to attract foreign investment with recent efforts to drive out dirty money? Can differences with the U.S…. Read more »

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Ukraine’s struggle ‘a portent of our political destinies’?

     

After five years of fighting, the “forgotten” or “frozen” conflict in eastern Ukraine saw a spike in violence this week in a negotiated disengagement zone, the Digital Forensic Research Lab… Read more »

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Renewing Democracy in the Digital Age

     

The scholar Hélène Landemore, a professor of political science at Yale, has spent much of her career trying to understand the value and meaning of democracy and trying to solve… Read more »

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Beyond Interests vs. Ideals? Advancing democracy in the ‘Arab Winter’

     

Tunisia’s interior regions have been a wellspring for social protests. Without deep economic restructuring, populists could pose an even graver threat to the country’s nascent democracy, argues analyst Hamza Meddeb…. Read more »

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The ‘Great Online Convergence’: Digital authoritarianism comes to democracies?

     

  Russian civil society continues to dismantle pro-Kremlin disinformation, using both laughter and journalistic investigations. February has been a good month for those Russians who want to push back against pro-Kremlin… Read more »

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Challenging China’s false narrative on Tibet

     

  Please join the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and its partners for the historic international launch of a landmark report on the status of Tibet under International law,… Read more »

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Huawei: Will Europe ‘choose autocracy over democracy’?

     

Global competition between the U.S. and China is spurring countries around the world to increase their military spending, according to a new report by an international think tank that reported… Read more »

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Defending democracy from its detractors

     

Modern anti-democrats tend to make two mutually reinforcing points, notes Andrew Gelman, a professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University: First, that voters cannot be trusted because they make… Read more »

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