Category Archives: Authoritarianism

The Illiberal Turn? Reasserting Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe

     

Michael Ignatieff begins his new post this fall as president and rector of the famed Central European University – about as politically charged a job there is right now in… Read more »

Georgia’s turn to the West no cause for complacency

     

Democracy has been in retreat across Eurasia in recent years, and in many countries, the lure of Western political models has faded. But Georgia has been an exception, note analysts… Read more »

How to counter autocrats’ soft power

     

A new global “soft power” ranking recently reported that the democratic states of North America and Western Europe were the most successful at achieving their diplomatic objectives “through attraction and… Read more »

Vietnam: free imprisoned bloggers

     

Vietnam’s Communist authorities should quash the politically motivated convictions of two bloggers and release them from prison, Human Rights Watch said today: On September 22, 2016, the Higher People’s Court… Read more »

Human Rights, Accountability, & Access to Information in North Korea

     

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support… Read more »

Democracy means legitimacy for Indonesia’s counter-terrorism policy

     

The case of Indonesia demonstrates that in countering violent extremism, democracy and serious efforts to gain legitimacy from the people before taking action are a necessary part of a grand… Read more »