Russia’s leader faces a backlash from the generation that has lost out under his rule, notes analyst Natia Seskuria. Young people are becoming more politically active. After 21 years of Putin’s… Read more »
Democracies have been bent out of shape by rising populism but autocrats are more likely to crack under pressure, as the brittle façade of Vladimir Putin’s Russia demonstrates, analyst Philip… Read more »
The protesters pouring into streets across Cuba have a common rallying cry: “Patria y Vida,” or “Fatherland and Life.” The phrase comes from a hip-hop song released a few months ago… Read more »
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Emergency measures to curtail the coronavirus pandemic took tolls on democratic freedoms around the world last year, with setbacks in the West even as some Asian countries made progress, a… Read more »
Experts say the weekend protests in Russia, mainly in support of arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny but also attracting members of the public angry at corruption and injustices in Russia,… Read more »
President Joe Biden may be obliged to accept that the days of US co-operation with China are waning and prepare to set about protecting the west’s democracy while there is… Read more »
Have the United States’ democratic bona fides dimmed? In China, the Capitol siege has provided a boost to the ruling Communist Party, which has long warned citizens that democracy is… Read more »
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National Endowment for Democracy (NED) vacancies include: Program Officer, Eastern Europe (Belarus) Program Officer, Southeast Europe (Albania & Kosovo) Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa (Turkey) Senior Manager, Eurasia (South… Read more »