Category Archives: National Democratic Institute

Zimbabwe: eight steps to full democracy

     

It is beyond dispute that the massive voter turnout for Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election demonstrated that Zimbabweans want a transition away from the divisions, brutality and economic ruin of… Read more »

‘Bipartisan and nonpartisan vision’ for advancing democracy

     

The MEP tasked with setting the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s planned support for NGOs has proposed a billion-euro program for promoting democratic values and civil society. The effort… Read more »

The Great Delusion: democracy vs. sovereignty?

     

Democracy depends on national sovereignty, U.S. President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly today. “Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has… 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 »

Democracies ‘outgunned’ in fight to counter Russian disinformation

     

The Russian government recently launched a new disinformation campaign – aimed at deflecting blame for a possible chemical attack in Syria, where Russia is fighting to prop up the brutal… Read more »