Category: liberal world order

35 years after Reagan’s Westminster Address: Reclaiming American Realism?

     

Advancing U.S. interests take should precedence over defending the “liberal international order” and the U.S. should not use its “national strength to uphold a fictive international community”, according to foreign… Read more »

Time to take idea of the West back from the populists

     

The very populists who happily speak in the name of the West have proven to be the most immediate threat to Western political principles, a threat from within, notes Michael Kimmage, a… Read more »

Tackle ideological roots of jihadism to counter terrorism

     

The increasing threat of terrorism has not just influenced American perceptions of the liberal international order. It has had an impact in European democracies as well, contributing to Brexit and… Read more »

Putin the winner? West’s new pragmatism ‘a shot in the arm’ for Russia

     

  Having failed to find a workable solution for the post-Crimea situation, and bogged down by its own problems, the West seems poised to drop its “liberal world order” mantras,… Read more »

Democratic renewal will help the Free World ‘out of its defensive crouch’

     

Liberal democrats need to go on the offensive to counter the external authoritarians and internal illiberal forces undermining democratic institutions and liberal values, says a prominent commentator. Ideas have power,… Read more »

Russia-stoked transatlantic tensions signal ‘the end of the West’?

     

The West and Russia are locked in a fundamental paradigmatic disagreement, says analyst Kadri Liik. But that standoff is not centered around a competition between domestic political or economic models…. Read more »

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s legacy: defend liberal world order

     

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski was one of the strongest exponents of the “liberal international order,” notes The Washington Post’s David Ignatius: Brzezinski, who died Friday, devoted most of his… Read more »

Populism and the West: How to save world’s most successful political idea

     

For as long as many of us can remember, to be modern has meant to be Western, and to be Western has meant being at the forefront of pretty much… Read more »

The message NATO needs to hear

     

With Russia engaged in political warfare against Western democracies and the liberal world order itself under threat, the forthcoming NATO summit needs to hear a ringing affirmation of democratic values,… Read more »