Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

Foreboding historical rhymes from clever autocracies

     

It is not cost-free to lead an international community of democracies whose military, economic and political resources, if nurtured and leveraged effectively, will remain unmatched. This necessitates stronger foreign assistance,… Read more »

Hong Kong’s last stand?

     

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said Monday that she had no intention of withdrawing contentious legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China, despite hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating… Read more »

Sudan crackdown reflects internal power struggle

     

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Khartoum this morning for talks with the head of Sudan’s ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association, which has led pro-democracy protests, yesterday… Read more »

Taliban talks must protect Afghan state structure & citizens’ rights

     

To take advantage of the opportunity provided by the existing talks to end the war in Afghanistan, the United States needs to negotiate with a sober understanding of the Taliban… Read more »

Competitiveness matters: market democracies must deliver to counter authoritarian resurgence

     

  Economic competitiveness thus matters to not only protect the country’s national security innovation base, but also to reinforce that liberal, market democracies can deliver for all citizens in this moment… Read more »

Democratic solidarity can curb China’s export of repression, Senate told

     

Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing and earned him comparisons to Banksy, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter over what he says is its pandering… Read more »

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

     

Russia’s infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday… Read more »

Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party

     

An exiled Uighur leader called for more concerted international pressure on China to end its mass detention of the ethnic group as he received a US award. Dolkun Isa, president of… Read more »

Countering the Kremlin playbook: strategies for defending democracy and rule of law

     

The concept of Russian “hybrid warfare” has dominated discussion of the Kremlin’s increasingly assertive behavior since 2014. Many analysts assert that the Kremlin’s hybrid capabilities, such as its use of… Read more »