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 »

Strategic patience: Why China’s advance in Latin America matters

     

  When Joe Biden left the White House in early 2017, democracy faced challenges in Latin America, especially in the countries that embraced 21st century socialism (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and… Read more »