Category: liberal world order

‘Bucking the Democratic Recession’: countering threats to the liberal order

     

The United States must remain engaged in the struggle for democracy as a global leader, not only for moral, but also for national security reasons, according to a new report…. Read more »

Democratic malaise ‘a byproduct of liberal world order’s success’?

     

It is easy to view developments over the last few years as a rebuke to the theory of liberalism and as a sign of the eclipse of liberal democracies and… Read more »

‘Time for democracy to fight back’ against rising autocrats

     

  The greatest risk to pluralism is in young democracies where checks and balances are not yet robust, the Economist reports. The weakening of a rules-based international order seemed inconceivable… Read more »

Suicide of the West: tribalism threatens liberal-democratic ‘miracle’

     

The bloody mess that is Syria stands as Exhibit A of what is happening to global order with the retreat of American leadership, notes the Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl. In… Read more »

‘Backlash to liberal democracy’ threatens Western order

     

In the aftermath of World War II, the victorious Western countries forged institutions — NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization — that aimed to keep the peace… Read more »

Liberal international order ‘mounting a comeback’ to neo-revisionist challenge

     

  The defenders of what’s called the “liberal international order” have recently suffered setbacks from adversaries inside and outside their home countries. But those who want to see the Western-led… Read more »

China’s ‘next ideological front’: democracies need joint strategies to counter Beijing’s sharp power

     

US Republican senator Marco Rubio has called on Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump to work together to develop joint strategies to counter China’s growing political interference, The Australian reports: Senator… Read more »

Liberal world order is ‘sick’: Davos highlights West’s geopolitical depression

     

The relative weakness of some Western leaders appearing at the World Economic Forum in Davos reflects the recent fragmentation of electoral support on which democratic leaders rely, unlike in more… Read more »