Category: Analysis

A new transition paradigm? From democratic decline to authoritarian aggression

     

Western democracies are demonstrating fresh resolve in defending Ukraine, but still need to demonstrate sufficient resilience by addressing domestic backsliding, according to a new Freedom House report. While some democratic… Read more »

Autocratic resurgence vs democratic renewal: 7-3 halftime score?

     

Liberal democracy is back to where it was in 1989, says the most recent report from the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V–Dem) – in other words, the massive gains in… Read more »

The price of hegemony

     

The war in Ukraine has provided a new impetus for closer collaboration among most democracies. Even if there is a ceasefire and peace settlement, Russian decline has accelerated, the Atlantic… Read more »