Category: Democratic institutions

How to build conditions for transition in Venezuela

     

  President Joe Biden and his advisors should build a framework of incentives designed to nudge a political transition in Venezuela, argues Jorge Jraissati, the president of the Venezuelan Alliance…. Read more »

Strengthen institutions to reinforce democratic resilience

     

Expanding established State Department-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) fellowships and exchange programs should be part of a revamp of U.S. democracy assistance, argues Mason Ingram, global governance director at… Read more »

Restricting kleptocracy, empowering civil society

     

Starting with a decade on the ground in Afghanistan, Carnegie Endowment Senior Fellow Sarah Chayes has experienced, developed policy towards, and researched some of the most corrupt countries on earth…. Read more »

Three reasons the Belarusian Revolution has stalled

     

  Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime is maintaining control through large-scale repression, with reports of the regime killing protesters or putting them behind bars for years, as well as lower level fines and arrests of people simply… Read more »

‘More mice than Mussolinis’: Year of elections to test Latin America’s democracies

     

  When Ecuadoreans choose a new president and legislature on February 7th, they will begin a busy political year across Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Nicaragua are due… Read more »

‘A World Safe for the Party’? CGTN ban a major blow to China’s sharp power

     

Britain’s media regulator on Thursday revoked a Chinese TV licence after it concluded that the Chinese Communist Party had ultimate editorial responsibility for the channel while Beijing lodged an official… Read more »

Romania’s kleptocratic ‘Long Shadow’ targets anti-corruption advocate

     

It’s an “explosive observational documentary,” a “brilliant….COVID-era must see,” a “full on masterpiece” that’s “as thrilling as All the President’s Men” – just a few of the plaudits critics have… Read more »