Category: Democracy and security

Democratic revival needs diplomatic renewal?

     

A revival of diplomacy will facilitate democratic renewal, a leading diplomat contends. The liberal order that the United States had built and led after World War II would, we hoped,… Read more »

Americans not turning isolationist, but ……

     

Americans are not retreating into isolationism, but neither are they persuaded by the traditional justifications for efforts to shape the world, notes Johns Hopkins University Professor Hal Brands. For those… Read more »

Senator’s passing highlights end of bipartisan foreign policy?

     

A bipartisan group is releasing a scorecard to grade members of Congress on their foreign policy views. The scorecard — which the group, Foreign Policy for America , describes as the first of… Read more »

‘Information ops kill chain’ can stop disinformation drowning democracy

     

  Is disinformation drowning democracy? Former privacy tsars and technology experts have warned the major political parties they must dramatically strengthen their cybersecurity to protect the growing mountains of private… Read more »

Democratic renewal requires collective resilience

     

With this week’s election results, Turkish democracy demonstrated its resilience and vibrancy, and hinted at a future beyond populist and divisive politics, notes analyst Sinan Ülgen, a visiting scholar at… Read more »

Algeria’s transition scenarios: ‘dreams of democracy tempered by fear of Islamism’?

     

President Bouteflika’s resignation has left Algeria facing a period of uncertainty replete with hope and fear, The (London) Times reports. The hope is that, at long last, this oil and gas-rich… Read more »

Is Russia really undermining democracy in the West?

     

Russian interference has undermined democracy in the West by destabilizing institutions and polarizing societies. Western democratic governments had to strengthen their domestic institutions to protect against adversaries eager to exploit… Read more »

Bipartisan initiative reaffirms democratic values, alliances underpinning foreign policy

     

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen “since the… Read more »

Third wave of global ‘autocratization’ may still be picking up

     

Conventional wisdom on democracy’s troubles is still taking shape, but it generally holds that a dozen or so countries have backslid in a global trend dating roughly to the global… Read more »

Save the power of diplomacy to salvage rules-based world order

     

Two leading commentators fret that “the U.S.-led international order has been so successful for so long, that Americans have come to take it for granted,”  Max Boot writes for the… Read more »