Category: Civil Society

A ‘striking process of detransition’: MENA autocrats aim to bury the Arab Spring


The violence in Khartoum, which began as Sudan attempted to transition to democracy, already has killed hundreds of people and left millions trapped in urban areas, sheltering from gunfire, explosions… Read more »

Why we should promote democracy – ‘with humility and restraint’


Max Boot (“What the Neocons Got Wrong,” March 10) deserves praise for some serious soul-searching, the Carnegie Endowment’s Thomas Carothers observes. Yet in renouncing his prior belief in military-led regime… Read more »

Stress testing a grand strategy of democratic solidarity


As competition (or even conflict) with Russia and China deepens, the US may see an advantage in returning democracy and human rights promotion to the first tier of policy instruments… Read more »