Category: democratic values

Global democracy 2020: Bad news, good news

     

The year 2020 brought us mostly bad news regarding the state of global democracy, though there were some preliminary signs that things might yet turn around, notes Francis Fukuyama, a… Read more »

Don’t underestimate legitimacy’s role in democratic resilience

     

Contentious elections in divided countries can cause lasting damage to the legitimacy of democratic institutions, even if some observers have underestimated the resilience of democracy and rule of law, says… Read more »

Arab Spring revisited: Did the West ‘miss a date with history’?

     

Ten years ago, as protests flared across the Arab world, Western governments failed to meet a date with destiny and help nurture dreams of democracy, missing an unprecedented chance to… Read more »

Global public ‘not buying’ China’s sharp power propaganda

     

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be further consolidating his control of the ruling Communist Party, but Beijing’s overseas influence operations are looking a little ragged. The Central Committee’s just-concluded… Read more »