Advancing democracy is ‘the cause of our time’ – in new strategic context

     

 Defending and advancing democracy is “the cause of our time,” says Damon Wilson, President & CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Democracy has taken hits or is… Read more »

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Internet curbs disadvantage democracies against autocracies

     

Curbs on the internet offer a competitive advantage to authoritarian regimes vis-à-vis democracies, according to new research. “If there is a benefit to imposing internet control, given the absence of… Read more »

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‘From poster child to problem child’: Georgia’s democratic crisis

     

Georgia’s long-accumulated achievements in building something approaching a democratic state are in danger of suffering death by a thousand cuts, says Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing… Read more »

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2021 Strategic Foresight: Resilience, adaptability key to democracies’ future

     

The long-term performance of democracies hinges on their adaptability in the face of new realities and resilience to internal and external challenges, according to a new report. The European Commission’s… Read more »

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Internet shutdowns growing ‘exponentially’ at democracy’s expense

     

Government-imposed internet shutdowns are on the rise globally, with devastating impacts on affected communities. Fighting back requires shining a light where governments impose the dark, says a study published in… Read more »

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