Category Archives: Democracy and foreign policy

Backsliding or renewal? Democracies must unite to survive

     

The United States should adopt a new foreign policy focused on defending and expanding the ranks of democracies around the world, argues Michael H Fuchs, a senior fellow at the… Read more »

Internationalist, not isolationist: Americans want U.S. engagement

     

Some 43% of respondents (54% of Democrats, 36% of Republicans and 36% of Independents) believe the decline of democracy around the world may threaten U.S. vital interests over the next 10 years, according… Read more »

In ‘an authoritarian era’, how to advance democracy?

     

There’s a rising angst in foreign policy circles over the status of democracy around the world, CNBC reports. “This is an authoritarian era, all things being equal. Democracy is in… Read more »

Arab world needs democracy, not ‘liberalizing autocrats’

     

In April Jamal Khashoggi gave a speech, saying the dangerous idea of the benevolent autocrat, the just dictator, is being revived in the Arab world, notes The New York Times…. Read more »

Democratic regression requires ‘strategic targeting’ of democracy promotion resources

     

The global democratic regression is leading to a reconsideration of advancing democracy as a strategic objective of U.S. foreign policy, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service. “To the… Read more »

‘Bipartisan and nonpartisan vision’ for advancing democracy

     

The MEP tasked with setting the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s planned support for NGOs has proposed a billion-euro program for promoting democratic values and civil society. The effort… Read more »

As autocrats undermine democracy, can West counter the threat?

     

Efforts to directly confront China and Russia over their anti-democratic actions are unlikely to yield results and may further bolster their collaboration, according to analysts Andrea Kendall-Taylor and David Shullman. There are,… Read more »

Can U.S. democracy policy survive?

     

Could the United States upgrade democracy promotion as part of a broader response to heightened geopolitical competition? The Trump administration might, for example, try to use democracy assistance to counter… Read more »

Can G-9 democracies save liberal world order?

     

For 70 years, Western allies shared a commitment to democracy, freedom, and human rights and a belief that advancing them globally was an essential contribution to international peace and prosperity,… Read more »

How hard Brexit threatens democratic West

     

A no-deal Brexit that weakens Britain and poisons EU-U.K. relations would be a disaster, undermining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and one of America’s most important and valued allies, says… Read more »