Author Archives: DemDigest

ISIS strategy needs ‘political, cultural, ideological tools – and Arab reform

     

The U.S. strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy” and the formation of a “broad coalition” to do so, does not guarantee the… Read more »

Democracy’s depressing paradox: Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

     

Francis Fukuyama’s “Political Order and Political Decay,” a whirlwind tour of modern political development from the French Revolution to the present, is nothing if not ambitious, says Columbia University’s Sheri… Read more »

Putin ‘scared witless by the idea of people power’

     

The NATO summit meeting last week in Wales was dominated by Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. The rift with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was… Read more »