Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

China’s five year plan – consolidating power, revitalizing ruling party

     

The strategy underpinning China’s 13th five-year plan – outlined in an impressive report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies – is about consolidation of power and party revitalization, notes Robert… Read more »

Reconciliation, mobilizing civil society key to Ukraine’s future

     

The European Union and the Ukrainian government have launched the “Association4U/Association for Ukraine and for You” joint project, which aims to support the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The… Read more »

Persistence is key to supporting African democracy

     

Persistence is the key to the United States becoming a more effective partner in supporting democratic development in Africa, a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing was told this week. The continent has… Read more »

Fact-checking in a post-fact world

     

Do you care whether all the facts in a newspaper article are true? If so — what could convince you that they are or are not? A friend? A neutral… Read more »

Politics precedes victory in Libya?

     

Eliminating the Islamic State’s (IS) presence in Libya is just one of many goals that Libyans share with the international community and which could be the building block for a… Read more »

Vietnam’s protesters look to Obama’s visit

     

President Obama is considering broadly expanding weapons sales to Vietnam in a move aimed at strengthening ties with Hanoi and boosting regional defenses against China’s growing clout, according to the Los… Read more »

Chávez’s legacy: Venezuela heading for collapse

     

Venezuela‘s army is to be backed by civilians grouped into ancillary security units, to tackle food shortages and public unrest, under a state of emergency decree published on Monday, reports suggest:… Read more »

Europe’s liberal power ‘a two-way street’?

     

The West is losing credibility in furthering democracy around the world because of mounting dysfunctionalities in its own political systems, notes Carnegie analyst Richard Youngs. Now in question are two… Read more »

Democracy support strategies in Africa are effective

     

  The human and financial stakes are high in democracy promotion. It is not enough to know which contexts are most ripe or hostile for democratic development. Effective democracy promotion… Read more »