Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

Russian people will be ‘biggest beneficiary’ of sanctions

     

Populism is on the rise across Europe, often with help from Russian propaganda, analysts Dalibor Rohac, Edit Zgut and Lóránt Győri argue in a new AEI briefing. Western democracies have… Read more »

Defending Liberal Democracy in Emerging Markets

     

In recent years, populist and authoritarian leaders around the world have openly sought to discredit liberal principles and undermine democratic values such as the rule of law and checks on… Read more »

Ghana’s democracy delivered: ‘many lessons’ from 2016 elections

     

On Jan. 7, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo took office as the president of Ghana, a month after defeating incumbent President John Mahama in a smooth presidential election that again boosted… Read more »

Signs of deconsolidation? Democracy being tested, Obama warns

     

  President Barack Obama has called on Americans to defend democracy in his farewell speech in Chicago, warning “democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted.” “Democracy can buckle… Read more »

Bipartisan initiative aimed at countering Russian hostilities

     

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase sanctions against Russia, VOA reports. The sanctions bill, dubbed the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,”… Read more »

Azerbaijan’s ‘Caviar Diplomacy’ exposed

     

Prominent Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov (left) whose efforts to expose high-level corruption have irked President Ilham Aliyev’s government has been detained and charged with disobeying the police, Radio Free Europe/Radio… Read more »

Bipartisan approach to foreign policy – and advancing democracy – still possible

     

A bipartisan approach to foreign policy – including a commitment to advancing democracy – is achievable and remains essential for U.S security and global stability around the globe, according to… Read more »

New Magnitsky sanctions hit Russian officials

     

The Obama administration has blacklisted five Russians, including the government’s chief public investigator, who is a close aide to President Vladimir V. Putin, for human rights abuses, The New York… Read more »