Category Archives: Democratic Governance

Strategic Reset for NATO? Check alliance’s anti-democratic members

     

Few NATO summits have captured the attention of this one—but for all the wrong reasons, according to analysts Julianne Smith and Jim Townsend. Any distraction from what will be a substantive NATO agenda… Read more »

Not just for the West: liberal democracy ‘a victim of its own success’

     

FROM ALL OUTWARD signs, liberal democracy is in retreat around the world. Populist and nationalist movements, often explicitly xenophobic, are on the rise in Europe, notes analyst Cathy Young. Opinion columns… Read more »

China: the emerging ideological struggle of the 21st Century

     

The new world order that China’s ruling Communist party is constructing with frightening rapidity and success is deceptively dangerous because economic and political subjugation of the rest of the world… Read more »

‘Profound reshaping of political map’ will challenge Mexico’s ‘bourgeois’ civil society

     

Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, Mexico’s voters delivered a tidal wave presidential election victory to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [aka AMLO], giving him a broad mandate to… Read more »

Orban’s chilling demand: ‘reconstruct European democracy’

     

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has issued a chilling message to EU leaders ahead of today’s crunch European Council summit, saying that European democracy must be ‘reconstructed’ in order to… Read more »