Category: Democratic institutions

Democratic Disconnect: The Danger of Deconsolidation

     

Are citizens in the world’s advanced democracies still committed to democratic government? In the latest issue of The Journal of Democracy, Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk consider whether there are… Read more »

No nationalism, no democracy?

     

Marc F. Plattner, founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and co-chair of the Research Council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, addressed the delicate relationship between nationalism and… Read more »

Promises made, promises broken? Russia and the West

     

The West does not need to back down from its view that the inclusion of Central and Eastern Europe into NATO and the EU promoted strategic interests and values, notes… Read more »

Russia: ‘Big Brother’ Law Harms Security, Rights

     

Russia’s controversial anti-terrorism legislation is reminiscent of Soviet-era surveillance and will also likely contribute to crippling the Russian economy, notes Anna Borshchevskaya, an Ira Weiner fellow at The Washington Institute… Read more »

Libyans ‘winning the battle’ against Islamic State

     

While the so-called Islamic State is losing ground across Libya, divisions among various Libyan factions make it difficult for the unity government to convert the group’s defeat into legitimacy, Carnegie… Read more »

Government specter hovers over foreign NGOs in China

     

  The European Union should press China to end its crackdown on civil society and peaceful dissent, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude… Read more »

International democratic institutions can counter autocrats’ lawfare

     

Whatever problems China and Russia may be experiencing, the foreign policy of both countries are a growing threat to global peace and security, argues Ingrid Wuerth, a Professor at Vanderbilt… Read more »