Category: Center for International Private Enterprise

Time for corporate responsibility – and accountability in MENA?

     

The Economist described corporate social responsibility as “two-faced capitalism,” highlighting the inevitable tensions between making money and doing good. But too many businesses are guilty of political irresponsibility in the… Read more »

Protecting democracy and human rights: still the indispensable nation?

     

Monday December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Is the United States still the indispensable nation when it comes to advancing democracy and protecting human rights defenders? After World War… Read more »

Saving liberal democracy from the extremes?

     

  Larry Diamond of Stanford University has argued that liberal democracy has four necessary and sufficient elements: free and fair elections; active participation of people, as citizens; protection of the… Read more »

How ‘corrosive capital’ threatens democracy

     

Foreign direct investment and government-to-government economic development assistance are critical for emerging economies, the Center for International Private Enterprise observes. Foreign direct investment also signifies a vote of confidence in… Read more »

How to reclaim the internet for democracy

     

How are various groups working to ensure that the internet remains an open platform for democratic engagement? What are the biggest challenges they face? What can be done to support… Read more »

Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook: new tools to counter online disinformation

     

Last week’s elections in the Indian state of Karnataka caught the world’s attention as headlines called out the prodigious use and misuse of WhatsApp messaging. But it is not the first… Read more »

Ending the crisis in Yemen

     

The crisis in Yemen was highlighted by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who painted a bleak picture of human rights violations in more than 50… Read more »

Western Balkans vulnerable to ‘corrosive capital?’

     

Malign outside influence in the Western Balkans, in particular by Russia, is of increasing concern. The lack of a strong legal framework makes countries in the region especially vulnerable to… Read more »

Combatting kleptocracy? Why nondemocratic states can’t deliver on corruption

     

Targeted, personal sanctions aimed at oligarchs create a genuine problem for Vladimir Putin’s hold on power, notes analyst Natalie Nougayrède. Russia is an authoritarian kleptocracy. The elite’s loyalty to the… Read more »

Civil society defending Ukraine’s revolution against Ukraine’s leaders

     

As Ukraine’s oligarchic status quo re-asserts its power, the country’s international partners need to step up their support for democracy, says Sergii Leshchenko, a Ukrainian journalist and a member of… Read more »