Category: rule of law

Autocratic resurgence ‘spells end to West’s global supremacy’?

     

More countries declined than improved in overall rule of law performance for the second year in a row, continuing a negative slide toward weaker rule of law around the world,… Read more »

Iraq’s ‘wobbly democracy faces most dangerous moment yet’

     

The streets of Baghdad were silent Tuesday after a week of peaceful protests — against corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services — turned deadly. More than 100 people were… Read more »

‘Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries’: Russia’s sharp power playbook in Africa

     

Russia lacks China’s muscle when it comes to trade and infrastructure. But it has other assets. One is a shrewd appreciation of the political needs of African dictators, another is… Read more »

Time to pressure Poland on rule of law

     

Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are warning that Poland’s democracy is at risk and urging the U.S. to pressure the country’s populist government during a coming visit to respect human… Read more »

Another Tiananmen? Alarming echoes of 1989 in Hong Kong protests

     

An estimated 1.7 million people took part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest (NYT/CFR) in the city center yesterday, the second-largest demonstration since the protest movement began more than two months… Read more »

Rule of law the key to renovating democracy, countering illiberal forces

     

Autocratic and illiberal forces arise when there is a vacuum of power and authority, say two leading analysts. The refugee and immigration crisis emanating from Central America, for example, is… Read more »

How to bring back rule of law in Sisi’s Egypt

     

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s Egypt is a dangerous place for dissidents. Under Sisi’s command, the military and security forces used extraordinary violence to consolidate power in the summer of 2013 that cost… Read more »

What Next for the Rule of Law in Guatemala?

     

The Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) sponsors a discussion on “Corruption, Crisis, and International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG): What Next for the Rule of Law in Guatemala?” Panelists: former Guatemala… Read more »

What’s at stake in Poland’s democracy

     

Poland’s right-wing government has the chance to explain itself to its European Union peers on Tuesday for the second time in three months amid concern over changes to the judiciary… Read more »

China’s ‘zombified’ civil society features in new clash of ideologies

     

China’s ruling Communist Party is pursuing an aggressive, covert infiltration of US educational and social institutions to quell dissenting voices and strengthen its soft power overseas, according to a report… Read more »