Category: democratic values

Nathan Glazer, R.I.P.

     

2009 Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Nathan Glazer from National Endowment for Democracy on Vimeo. Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity,… Read more »

Why Iran’s Islamic Republic hates Wednesdays

     

The compulsory hijab law is perhaps the most high-profile of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s many human and civil rights violations. Yet for Masih Alinejad (above, addressing the National Democratic Institute’s… Read more »

Getting the China challenge right: future of free societies at stake

     

What is at stake in the emerging contest between Washington and Beijing is nothing less than the future prosperity and security of free societies—in Asia and around the world, according… Read more »

Anti-Uyghur campaign is China’s ‘most intense social-engineering drive in decades’

     

China says it will welcome UN officials to visit Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, following reports that the regime has incarcerated as many as one million Uyghurs in indoctrination camps. Beijing claims UN observers… Read more »

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 »