The China challenge: Strategic urgency the prelude to strategic patience?

     

Cold War analogies aside, the world is in a battle for ideas, values, and the protection of sovereign democracies from outside influence and interference, argues Kevin Sheives – associate director… Read more »

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Arab Spring 10 years on: What went wrong?

     

A decade on, the hope that the Arab spring would bring democracy to the region looks forlorn. the Economist observes. Yet it is too early to say that the Arab… Read more »

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D20’s ‘democratic buzz’ can counter ‘existential challenge’ from rising autocrats

     

Authoritarian state capitalism will remain a formidable alternative to the Western model of open market democracy for the foreseeable future, according to a new report. Which explains why the new… Read more »

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Ten years after the Arab Spring: Why democracy failed

     

A majority in nine countries across the Arab world feel they are living in significantly more unequal societies today than before the Arab spring, an era of uprisings, civil wars… Read more »

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‘Man of the Year’: Hong Kong democracy advocate Jimmy Lai

     

By jailing fearless Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai (above) on charges of breaking its new national security law, the Communist Party of China intends to reinforce the new limits… Read more »

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