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Another bad year for global democracy, but protests show potential for renewal, says EIU

     

Global democracy has had another bad year, but popular protests show the potential for democratic renewal, The Economist Intelligence Unit reports. After showing stagnation in 2018, the EIU’s Democracy Index… Read more »

Low trust downgrades U.S. to ‘flawed democracy’ status, says EIU

     

The U.S. has been downgraded from a full democracy to a flawed democracy by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The group’s Democracy Index considers “60 indicators across five broad categories:… Read more »

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 »

Out of the frying pan into the fire: Is COVID a MENA ‘conflict multiplier’?

     

Anti-government protests were a growing feature of life in the Middle East and North Africa before the arrival of Covid-19. The pandemic brought an abrupt halt to months of civil… Read more »

Geopolitics after Covid-19: A pandemic turning point?

     

COVID-19 is deepening the “democratic recession,” Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute, told a Hoover virtual policy briefing, the Stanford Daily’s Anna Milstein… Read more »

China faces rising wave of hostility, but U.S. at ‘strategic disadvantage’?

     

An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation,… Read more »