Category: Democratic institutions

Supporting political resilience is key to a successful democracy agenda

     

While not addressing U.S. President Joe Biden by name, China‘s Xi Jinping attacked the notion of a democratic counter-offensive against Beijing’s growing authoritarianism, Newsweek reports. During a pointed Davos speech, he… Read more »

Arab Spring: Unfinished business or tragic legacy?

     

The uprisings of the Arab Spring seemed to represent a dramatic turning point in history, the sudden collapse of regimes and political systems few expected to be so fragile. But… Read more »

Navalny’s ‘guerrilla political warfare’ boxes Putin in Catch-22

     

Experts say the weekend protests in Russia, mainly in support of arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny but also attracting members of the public angry at corruption and injustices in Russia,… Read more »

Hong Kong: ‘An existential crisis is looming’

     

Realistically, the chances of Hong Kong returning to the freedom and openness that it enjoyed for 23 years after the handover are minimal, writes Oxford University’s Rana Mitter, the author of… Read more »

10 years on: Egypt ‘a guidebook on what not to do’ for democratic transition

     

  Ten years on, why did Egypt’s attempted democratic transition fail? What are the lasting effects of January 25 on politics and society? How does al-Sisi’s regime differ from Mubarak’s?… Read more »

Democratic ‘force multipliers’ can outcompete China, says Blinken

     

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken today outlined his vision for a revitalized foreign service and diplomatic corps in his opening statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, promising to… Read more »