Category: Europe

Three reasons the Belarusian Revolution has stalled

     

  Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime is maintaining control through large-scale repression, with reports of the regime killing protesters or putting them behind bars for years, as well as lower level fines and arrests of people simply… Read more »

Romania’s kleptocratic ‘Long Shadow’ targets anti-corruption advocate

     

It’s an “explosive observational documentary,” a “brilliant….COVID-era must see,” a “full on masterpiece” that’s “as thrilling as All the President’s Men” – just a few of the plaudits critics have… Read more »

Back to basics: Getting serious about advancing democracy

     

European leaders like to claim they care about democracy. But too often, their policies ignore it — damaging Europe’s own interests in the process, argue AEI analysts Dalibor Rohac and Ivana Stradner…. Read more »

Sources of resilience: Democracy ‘contains seeds of its own recovery’

     

Some warn that the current identity-driven populist discontent will cause democracies to die—an outcome that its foes, championed by Vladimir Putin, have schemed to bring about, The Economist reports: The… Read more »

‘Populist but not popular’: Poland’s illiberal regime on the rocks?

     

  After weeks of watching massive peaceful demonstrations against neighboring Belarus’s authoritarian regime, Poles have finally taken to the streets to confront their own illiberal government, says Sławomir Sierakowski, founder… Read more »

Linking Values and Strategy: How democracies can offset autocracies

     

U.S. citizens remain more internationalist than isolationist, but any new administration will need to revive and nurture frayed alliances with fellow democracies while attending to democratic revival at home, observers… Read more »