Democracies must adapt to ‘New Era of Great Power Competition’?

     

Are policies of engagement and enlargement that sought to encourage the spread of democracy and free markets appropriate in a new strategic context of great power competition? The COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Democracy advocates assume higher profile

     

The likely new U.S. secretary of state “has long been clear about the importance of promoting democracy and human rights” in U.S. foreign policy, observers suggest. President-elect Joe Biden is… Read more »

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Corruption in the spotlight as anti-graft efforts are stalled

     

  Former Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes and campaigning Afghan newspaper Etilaat Roz (above) are among the shortlisted candidates for Transparency International’s 2020 Anti-Corruption Award. The Anti-Corruption Award honors remarkable organizations and… Read more »

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Putin, Putinism, and autocracy

     

Russia has become a kleptocracy under President Vladimir Putin. As a consequence, Russia’s foreign policy has become more aggressive, argues analyst Anders Aslund. Putin has outsourced much of foreign policy… Read more »

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