Category: democracy promotion

Transition time: From democratic decay & breakdown to innovation & renewal?

     

There has never been a more appropriate and urgent occasion to celebrate International Democracy Day, say advocates and analysts. On 25 June the joint Letter to Defend Democracy was issued… Read more »

Building narratives for democratic renewal

     

Join @gmfus @IRIglobal @NDI and @USAIDEurope to discuss the critical role the next generation will play in advancing democracy in Europe and Eurasia with members of @WeAreEDYN. Register here: https://t.co/VKagiFcBJL… Read more »

‘Reliably unreliable’? Foreign policy’s lost generation

     

This century’s international setbacks have led many Americans to question the most basic tenets of modern foreign policy, including the value of alliances, the promotion of democracy, the benefits of… Read more »

Enhancing democratic partnership in the Indo-Pacific

     

  CSIS, in partnership with @NEDemocracy and @SunnylandsNews, outlined 10 points to advance democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific. Read the statement of principles here: https://t.co/Ws4mo8F81H — CSIS (@CSIS) July 14,… Read more »

Post-Covid democratic legitimacy demands ‘re-imagining social contracts’?

     

Václav Havel was spot on when he wrote: ‘The natural disadvantage of democracy is that it is extremely tiring to those who mean it honestly, while it allows almost everything… Read more »

Is the West losing the fight for democracy?

     

Coronavirus-related pressures are having a detrimental effect on democracies around the world, argues Steven Feldstein, a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. “Pandemic-fueled… Read more »

Autocratic assertion meets democratic dereliction

     

The coronavirus pandemic must not be used as a pretext for authoritarian states to trample over individual human rights, or repress the free flow of information, the UN secretary general… Read more »

Learn to live with despots or avoid ‘realist’ retreat?

     

Former State Policy Planning Director Steve Krasner (someone we have worked with and respect) has written a piece in Foreign Affairs (“Learning to Live with Despots”) that advocates realism as the… Read more »

How to protect democracy from digital authoritarians’ toolbox

     

The alliances, cooperation, and coordination that comprise the liberal world order depend on sufficient public political support and trust within and across democracies, notes Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II… Read more »