Category: Democracy and foreign policy

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 »

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 »

21st Century Statecraft: Restorationists vs reformers on democratic strategy

     

An insightful new paper from Brookings analyst Thomas Wright examines the debate between restorationists (who would continue the Obama Administration’s foreign policy approach) and reformers (who would challenge key elements… Read more »

Advancing democracy a casualty of great-power competition?

     

The United States should be wary of waging a long-term ideological competition that pits democracy against authoritarianism, argue Elbridge Colby and Wess Mitchell, founders of the Marathon Initiative, a new… Read more »

A pro-democracy foreign policy: Retrenchment, restoration or reinvention?

     

  We live in a new reality: America can no longer dictate events as we sometimes believed we could, especially given the damage to its values, image, and influence, argues… Read more »

Cementing the ‘building blocks’ of a China strategy

     

Neither China nor America seeks war, surely. But they are deliberately hurtling toward economic separationhttps://t.co/IQY975OSuw — The Economist (@TheEconomist) May 8, 2020 You might have hoped that a pandemic would… Read more »

Great Power Competition: Will pandemic give democracies advantage?

     

Democracy was in retreat, and autocrats were on the march, before the coronavirus appeared, notes analyst Ruchir Sharma. To contain it, leaders of all political styles have assumed previously unthinkable… Read more »