Can the West survive current turmoil?

     

The West’s current upheaval is captured in two books by British journalists hailing from publications known for promoting free peoples and free markets. In “The Fate of the West,” by former Economist… Read more »

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Domino Effect: The AFL-CIO And The End Of Communism

     

Poland was indeed an element in the political strategy of the Reagan administration as part of the destabilization of the Soviet empire (at least during President Reagan’s first term), notes… Read more »

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Expected decline in Arab democracy confirms unrealistic optimism

     

The shortcomings of democratization as a vehicle for regional reform and transformation are confirmed by the findings of the latest Arab Democracy Index, analysts suggest. The intra-Arab collaborative index is… Read more »

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Defending democracy in a new competitive environment

     

The forces working against democracy are not limited to any single country or region but instead have multiple sources, according to the National Endowment for Democracy’s Christopher Walker. First among… Read more »

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‘Like pre-9/11’? Making sense of hybrid warfare

     

You cannot write a credible National Security Strategy today that ignores one of the biggest ongoing current threats to American national security: Russia’s effort to undermine our democratic institutions and… Read more »

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Can Russia protests lead to genuine movement?

     

The people who came out to protest corruption in Russia this week “still represent only a tiny fraction of the population; in the absence of independent media and with civil… Read more »

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Kremlin stoking illiberalism in Western Balkans?

     

Recent political developments in the Western Balkans have led the European Union to re-focus its attention on the region, notes analyst Tzveta Dryanovska. Countries in southeastern Europe have been struggling… Read more »

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Ukraine anti-corruption efforts showing results

     

Not satisfied with the Ukraine government’s “half-measures” to combat corruption, a group of professional investigative journalists called TOM 14 has developed a database for e-declarations three and a half years… Read more »

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Why Western democracy is in decline – and how to defend it

     

The Free World Order is worth fighting for, not least because it reconciles U.S. interests and ideals, former National Security Council director Daniel Fried writes for The Washington Post. It… Read more »

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Russia’s ‘active measures’ – worse than you thought

     

Russia’s efforts to hack the 2016 presidential election were much more widespread than originally thought. The Russian campaign hit 39 states — twice as many as originally reported — and… Read more »

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