Author Archives: DemDigest

Bangladesh: crackdown as elections loom

     

Bangladesh security forces have been arresting and intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression in advance of national elections on December 30, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today: The… Read more »

Democracy under threat: risks and solutions in the era of disinformation

     

Populist politics and the distorting power of digital media are creating a “toxic brew,” that is poisoning democracy, says a prominent analyst. The “politics of resentment that we’re seeing in… Read more »

A ‘Free-World Strategy’ for countering neo-authoritarians

     

The world is seeing the rise of a neo-authoritarianism that seeks to roll back freedom where it currently resides and advance its own global reach. It is not monolithic and… Read more »

War of ideas ‘within the democratic world’?

     

Barack Obama’s electoral success in 2008, running against the Iraq war, returned conservatives to the role of the opposition, and gave them time to reflect on foreign policy fundamentals. At… Read more »

China’s Authoritarian Challenge: ‘poses greatest threat to democracy’

     

How should Western liberal democracies confront a China that is taking a page from their own playbook, as it exploits their openness to advance its ideological and geopolitical objectives? asks… Read more »