Category: Europe

Belarus to Ukraine: Democratic awakening ‘can’t be put back in the bottle’


The experience of Afghanistan over the past 20 years illustrates the problems and contradictions inherent in the democracy-promotion agenda, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Democracy Index asserts. The issue of… Read more »

A whiff of Munich in Ukraine crisis? ‘Weakness a provocation to authoritarians’


With the United States and its European allies now struggling to manage the threat of a Russian attack on Ukraine, the 1938 appeasement of Nazi Germany has become an attractive… Read more »