Category Archives: Communist regimes

China to employ AI & sharp power in ‘risky play’ for global leadership

     

China could overtake the United States in artificial intelligence technologies capable of disrupting every aspect of society, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday. Artificial… Read more »

Vietnam: time to realize John McCain’s unsecured legacy

     

Senator John McCain’s legacy is secure in terms of US-Vietnam reconciliation, but it falls to us to realize his commitment to realizing democracy in Vietnam, writes Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu (right),… Read more »

China’s ‘zombified’ civil society features in new clash of ideologies

     

China’s ruling Communist Party is pursuing an aggressive, covert infiltration of US educational and social institutions to quell dissenting voices and strengthen its soft power overseas, according to a report… Read more »

How democracies can counter authoritarian sharp power

     

All around the world, authoritarian governments are interfering with the institutions of democratic societies in ways that would have been unthinkable even during the Cold War, according to the National Endowment for… Read more »

China revising ‘ideological architecture’ to project sharp power

     

A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million… Read more »

Putin’s conservative rhetoric fueling ‘demoskepticism’?

     

Does conservative support for such illiberal rulers as Poland’s Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán indicate growing “demoskepticism” on the right? Some conservatives now dismiss policies that are infused with… Read more »

Is Cuba’s vision of ‘market socialism’ sustainable?

     

In short, no – at least, according to William M. LeoGrande, professor of government at American University in Washington, D.C. “The constitutional reforms recognizing private property and the new regulations… Read more »

As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke

     

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, seemed indomitable when lawmakers abolished a term limit on his power early this year. But nearly five months later, China has been ruffled by economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal… Read more »

Cuba’s new constitution preserves Communist monopoly on power

     

Lawmakers in Cuba have endorsed a draft of a new constitution for the communist island nation that could, among other things, allow for the legalization of same-sex marriage, CNN reports. But… Read more »

Market-Leninism: Cuba’s ‘cosmetic’ reforms aim to forge China Model?

     

Are Cuba’s ruling Communist Party’s proposed constitutional revisions “a way to move the island into the 21st century” or cosmetic changes designed to maintain single-party rule akin to the China… Read more »