Pandemic polarization: Don’t blame ‘China’ – blame Chinese Communist Party – for coronavirus

     

The United States has accused China, Russia and Iran of carrying out disinformation campaigns related to the coronavirus pandemic, in what is an apparent effort to sow fear and confusion,… Read more »

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Why democracies handle crises better than authoritarians

     

An independent democracy advocacy organization is warning that authoritarian regimes are using the global coronavirus outbreak to suppress freedoms of speech and restrict fundamental rights outside of the scope of… Read more »

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Combating Populism: A Toolkit for Liberal Democratic Actors

     

  The factors fueling populism are likely to persist; populism will be a fixture of politics for the foreseeable future, according to a new analysis. Given this outlook, liberal democratic… Read more »

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Democracy versus Autocracy: The Return of Great Power Rivalry

     

The National Security Strategy of the United States declares the return of great power rivalry with Russia and China to be the foremost threat to US security and economic well-being,… Read more »

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Could coronavirus trigger backsliding and ‘reshape global order’?

     

Washington cannot simply ignore the need for a coordinated global response to the coronavirus pandemic. Only strong leadership can solve global coordination problems related to travel restrictions, information sharing, and… Read more »

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Don’t blame digital technology for crisis of liberal democracy

     

The crisis of liberal democracy cannot be blamed on the development and prevalence of digital technology, as is sometimes asserted or more often implied.  Rather, the crisis has deeper causes… Read more »

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How to deal with authoritarian states?

     

Five experts respond to Svante E. Cornell’s essay, “How Should America Deal with Authoritarian States?” and discuss the legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick for policymakers today, The American Interest writes. This… Read more »

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Iran, China and Venezuela called out on human rights abuses

     

Authoritarian regimes are suppressing peoples’ democratic aspirations with severe human rights “violations and abuses” to hinder any actions that threaten established power, according to the new U.S. State Department’s 2019 Country… Read more »

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Free markets need free politics: A business case for saving democracy

     

Dissatisfaction with democracy has increased worldwide, a recent Pew Center report observed, with only 45% of people stating that they are “satisfied with the way democracy is working in their… Read more »

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