Category: democratic values

Georgia a ‘trailblazer for democracy in Caucasus’ or facing ‘uncertain future’?

     

Georgia “is a trailblazer for democracy in the Caucasus region” but it needs support from the West in order to maintain its liberal democratic trajectory, says president-elect Salomé Zourabichvili. “During… Read more »

China’s big-data authoritarianism a more dangerous adversary than Soviet Communism

     

Recent changes ushered into U.S. foreign policy could end up being highly consequential and may even resemble the Truman moment, when over a short period America dramatically changed its views of the… Read more »

Protecting democracy and human rights: still the indispensable nation?

     

Monday December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Is the United States still the indispensable nation when it comes to advancing democracy and protecting human rights defenders? After World War… Read more »

How democracy is destabilized

     

On Saturday, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a maverick leftist, will become president of Mexico and launch what he has called the country’s “fourth transformation.” A month later, Jair Bolsonaro, a… Read more »

Oxi Courage Awards honor international freedom fighters

     

Two prominent advocates of freedom and human rights were honored on Thursday at the 8th annual Oxi Day Courage Awards, held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington DC, notes… Read more »

Values vital to resisting Putinization

     

  Saudi Arabia’s apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is an unmistakable sign that U.S. foreign policy has swung too far away from its roots in promoting American values abroad, The Washington… Read more »

Walter Laqueur, ‘ingenious autodidact’ who dissected 20th century, dies at 97

     

Walter Laqueur, a German Jew who fled Hitler and became one of the preeminent intellectuals of his generation with seminal books dissecting events that shaped the 20th century as well… Read more »

Identity politics is ‘pulling modern democracy apart’

     

If there is a single lesson to be learned from the contemporary Middle East, it is that national identity is critical to the success of any political system. That identity… Read more »

How India challenges China model

     

India’s status as the world’s largest democracy and its non-Western identity have buttressed the argument that democracy is a universal idea, says a leading democracy practitioner.  In addition, the fact… Read more »

The case for a democratic values-based foreign policy

     

The next U.S. administration should embrace traditional democratic values and apply them at home and abroad, the Center for American Progress concludes in a new analysis released Thursday, The Washington… Read more »