Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

The End of World Order? Rebuild ‘core coalition’ of liberal democratic states

     

  Alongside the Cold War conflict with Soviet Russia, COVID-19 is “one of the two greatest tests of the U.S.-led international order since its founding,” according to Robert D. Blackwill,… Read more »

Turkey & Russia: Not autocratic birds of the same feather

     

Democracies can reset themselves by changing governments through elections. Modern Russia cannot, says Alexander Baunov, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru. By the confluence… Read more »

Hope for Eastern Europe’s civil society: Scenarios for the Eastern Partnership

     

  Hundreds of people in Minsk protested against the rule of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the largest opposition demonstration of the year. They denounced the authoritarian rule of Lukashenko, who… Read more »

China at a Crossroads: pandemic shifting ‘from a war for survival to a war of ideology’

     

As Russia and China unleash an online wave of disinformation about COVID-19, the pandemic is shifting “from a war for survival to a war of ideas and a war of… Read more »

Pandemic represents ‘high-water mark’ for brittle authoritarian model’s appeal?

     

It is quite possible that the coronavirus pandemic will represent the high-water mark for the appeal of the authoritarian model and of its two standard-bearers, China and Russia, according to… Read more »

Has Covid consolidated Xi’s rule? China’s three strategic options

     

There is a growing body of evidence, assembled and interpreted by talented China experts, that the Chinese government is indeed aiming for global power and perhaps global primacy over the… Read more »

Hong Kong democrats ‘left reeling’ by China’s power grab

     

Pro-democracy activists have called for mass protests against what they see as erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy entailed in a proposed national security law to ban “treason, secession, sedition and… Read more »

Non-State Actors and COVID-19: Challenge or Opportunity?

     

Gendered disinformation—the spread of deceptive or inaccurate information against women in politics—weakens democratic institutions by limiting the participation of a significant part of the population, argues Lucina Di Meco, the… Read more »

Postponing Putin’s Waterloo: How is he hanging on?

     

The key to any possible change in leadership in Russia is in the hands of the ruling elite, as it has been throughout Russia’s long history, notes Dr. Vitali Shkliarov,… Read more »