Category Archives: Democracy and foreign policy

Saving the transatlantic partnership of democracies

     

At a “defining moment” of strain in the transatlantic alliance, dozens of world leaders, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, former… Read more »

Democracies’ crisis of confidence imperils liberal world order

     

Robert Kagan, the author of “The Jungle Grows Back; America and Our Imperiled World,” offers a bleak vision, The Economist notes. Even if Mr Kagan underestimates the power of an idea… Read more »

Will democracy win? Liberalism vs. its adversaries

     

The past century has been marked by repeated proclamations of the triumph of democracy. However, they have proved premature. Today, illiberal actors have once more gained footholds on both sides… Read more »

A manifesto for renewing liberal democracy

     

It is time for a liberal reinvention, according to The Economist, which advocates “a liberal revival—a liberalism for the people,” echoing similar calls for democratic renewal. In one flavor or… Read more »

A Strategy for a New International Order?

     

The “liberal international order” is one particular type of order, but hardly the only one that is possible, according to Rebecca Friedman Lissner, a Research Fellow at Perry World House,… Read more »

‘One of the great freedom fighters’: John McCain, R.I.P.

     

  Senator John McCain “was one of the great freedom fighters of all time,” according to a leading democracy advocate. “He was a champion of democracy wherever it was being… Read more »

Pakistan’s Erdogan? Imran Khan’s populism is ‘bent toward Islamism’

     

It’s been a difficult few days for the party that used to run Pakistan, The New York Times reports: First, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, known as the P.M.L.-N., came a… Read more »

Decaying democracy? Nothing inevitable about liberal world order

     

The liberal world order is neither inherently universal, nor is it the inevitable path of societies across the globe, argues Stratfor’s senior analyst, Rodger Baker: Like the ideals of democracy… Read more »

Strategic Reset for NATO? Check alliance’s anti-democratic members

     

Few NATO summits have captured the attention of this one—but for all the wrong reasons, according to analysts Julianne Smith and Jim Townsend. Any distraction from what will be a substantive NATO agenda… Read more »

Transatlantic rift: ‘lining up with authoritarians instead of democracies’?

     

President Donald Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace… Read more »