Category: accountability

Time to unite T-12 of techno-democracies vs. digital authoritarianism

     

China has adopted a proactive and strategic approach to embrace the age of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a digital technology package that the regime has actively employed not… Read more »

Defining and defending liberal values for democratic renewal

     

Defending core values should be an essential national interest for any foreign policy responding to challenges by revisionist powers, argues a recent analysis. But does an ethical dimension to foreign policy… Read more »

Battle of Ideas: The Belt and Road Initiative’s role in China’s political warfare

     

In the wake of Beijing’s (supposedly) superior coronavirus-busting effort, Chinese officials and state media outlets have been relentlessly marketing their (authoritarian) governance system as superior, while denigrating the (democratic) U.S…. Read more »

‘Democracy Under Lockdown’: COVID19’s repression pandemic

     

  The world’s democracies are showing signs of strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Freedom House analysis. The report, titled Democracy Under Lockdown, says “the COVID-19 pandemic has… Read more »

How to cultivate democratic resilience in face of authoritarianism

     

How can the West combat disinformation without curbing its own free speech? This was one of the questions raised in this week’s CEPA forum on Resilience in the Face of Authoritarianism…. Read more »

Populism, pandemic & performance threaten liberal democracies

     

  Nationalist populist movements, fueled by resentment against ruling elites, typically attack the norms and procedures of liberal democracy, viewing them as rigged, corrupted, or under the control of nefarious… Read more »