Category: liberal world order

Liberal democracy ‘docile in defense of itself’

     

The peace-building aspect of the liberal order has been an extraordinary success, but its institutions have become disconnected from publics in the very countries that created them, according to Jeff D. Colgan and Robert… Read more »

To defend liberal order, democracy’s champions must act with more conviction

     

It has been another bad week for liberal democracy, the Brookings Institution’s William A. Galston (left) writes for the Wall Street Journal: In France a late surge by Jean-Luc Mélenchon… Read more »

Deconstruction of the West? The real challenges to the liberal world order

     

In both developed and developing states, challenges to the liberal order are converging on a single main competitor, populist nationalism, which is a response to the tension between two central… Read more »

World entering an “illiberal moment,” a “post-truth, post-West, post-order” era?

     

The world may be heading into an “illiberal moment,” a “post-truth, post-West, post-order” era, characterized by democratic decline and growing support for authoritarian governance, the annual Munich Security Conference has… Read more »

Autocracies fear ‘existential threat’ of democratic contagion

     

Think of two significant trend lines in the world today, writes Brookings analyst Robert Kagan. One is the increasing ambition and activism of the two great revisionist powers, Russia and… Read more »

Democracies in a new global competition of ideas

     

Moscow has made information and asymmetrical warfare central to its foreign and military policy, analyst Fareed Zakaria writes for The Washington Post: The idea of information warfare is not new…. Read more »

Restoring the liberal world order

     

The liberal world order, a system based on open borders and open societies, is increasingly under attack – by the new populists from within and autocrats from without, argues analyst… Read more »