Category Archives: Eurasia

Kleptocracy and kakistocracy feed on each other

     

In a kleptocracy, criminal behavior is not individual, opportunistic, or sporadic, but rather collective, systematic, strategic, and permanent. It is a system in which all the high-level government officials are complicit, where… Read more »

How to support Armenia’s democratic reform

     

Impressed by the level of civic involvement in Armenia’s current transition, the European Union is ready to observe forthcoming elections and strengthen democratic processes, said the chair of a visiting… Read more »

21st Century Disrupter: Russia’s aggression reaches ‘new, destructive level’

     

Russia’s aggression against Western democracies has reached a new, destructive level, according to Robert Hannigan, the former head of the British intelligence service GCHQ (above). An official regulator may be… Read more »

Democracy dividend vs. autocratic model in crisis

     

Democracy is under siege. But the evidence that democracy is good for growth doesn’t directly speak to whether democracy is easy to make work. Nor does it imply or maintain… Read more »