Category: Democracy and foreign policy

Exporting autocracy: China the ‘biggest threat to democracy’ since WWII?

     

A senior US intelligence official has labeled China the biggest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since the Second World War, saying it was set on global domination. “The intelligence… Read more »

How to give democracies a strategic advantage

     

With democracy backsliding and authoritarian countries flexing their muscles, the United States should accelerate efforts to help established democracies succeed and assist states undergoing democratic transitions, says a new analysis…. Read more »

Global alliances key to democracies’ resilience and revival

     

“We’ve witnessed a sharp rise in nationalist rhetoric that plays to people’s fears instead of their hopes. Institutions and reforms are being challenged… compromise and cooperation dismissed.” Those are the… Read more »

Democracy advocates assume higher profile

     

The likely new U.S. secretary of state “has long been clear about the importance of promoting democracy and human rights” in U.S. foreign policy, observers suggest. President-elect Joe Biden is… Read more »

Democratic solidarity: Strategic priorities address 21st century challenges

     

For the fifteen or so years after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of communism, efforts to advance democracy appeared to have historical momentum on their side…. Read more »

Linking Values and Strategy: How democracies can offset autocracies

     

U.S. citizens remain more internationalist than isolationist, but any new administration will need to revive and nurture frayed alliances with fellow democracies while attending to democratic revival at home, observers… Read more »