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To defend liberal order, democracy’s champions must act with more conviction

     

It has been another bad week for liberal democracy, the Brookings Institution’s William A. Galston (left) writes for the Wall Street Journal: In France a late surge by Jean-Luc Mélenchon… Read more »

Europe’s New Authoritarianism? COVID-19’s challenge to democracy

     

While autocratic regimes have tended to take more stringent policy measures to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic spread, such measures appear to be less effective in reducing mobility when compared… Read more »

Has Covid consolidated Xi’s rule? China’s three strategic options

     

There is a growing body of evidence, assembled and interpreted by talented China experts, that the Chinese government is indeed aiming for global power and perhaps global primacy over the… Read more »

Why democracy support matters (and is not interference)

     

Cynics believe America’s global engagement is similar to what adversaries like China and Russia do, feeding the perception that the United States and Russia are the same on election interference,… Read more »

A catalyst for change in Iran?

     

Families of some protesters detained during the November unrest in Iran have been denied any information about them and fear they are dead, others who have been released say they… Read more »

Cuba’s police state exposed: ‘an important blow to the regime’

     

A former high-ranking judge in Cuba has joined an anti-government activist in revealing information from secret government documents that show the government is holding thousands of inmates on dubious charges… Read more »

Speaking truth to power on China’s claim to Tibet

     

China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity and replace Tibetan culture and religion with a state-approved and controlled version, Kelsang Gyaltsen, the former Special Representative of His Holiness… Read more »

A case for democratic persistence

     

Condoleezza Rice remains optimistic about the future of democracy. The former U.S. national security advisor (2001–2005) and secretary of state (2005–2009) believes that pessimists today make the mistake of expecting… Read more »