Category: democratic regression

Arab Spring 2.0? Five lessons from 2011

     

The conditions that spurred the Arab uprisings, including government corruption, failed economies and deteriorating social services, have only intensified in many countries, exacerbated by 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic, notes analyst Megan O’Toole…. Read more »

Has the COVID pandemic really ‘strengthened global democracy’?

     

Fears of COVID-19’s damaging impact on democracy were overstated, argues one observer. But whether you call it democratic erosion, democratic breakdown, or de-democratization, the pre-existing condition remains a threat, others… Read more »

Values matter: Geopolitical shifts undermining democracy warrant strategic response

     

Values are gaining increased prominence in foreign policy, driven not least by the China challenge (see above), says a new analysis from Chatham House, the London-based foreign policy think tank…. Read more »