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A Strategy for Democratic Renewal

     

Democracy is being challenged today as never before since the end of Cold War, notes Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy. Freedom House has recorded ten consecutive… Read more »

Cultural Revolution nightmare still disturbs Chinese democracy dream

     

  The nightmare of the Cultural Revolution continues to disturb the dream of Chinese democracy, The Economist notes: The violence of the Cultural Revolution, and the many officials it claimed… Read more »

Vietnam’s protesters look to Obama’s visit

     

President Obama is considering broadly expanding weapons sales to Vietnam in a move aimed at strengthening ties with Hanoi and boosting regional defenses against China’s growing clout, according to the Los… Read more »

U.S. poised to end ban on arms sales to Vietnam, keep sanctions on Myanmar

     

The United States isn’t ready to fully shed sanctions in Myanmar, instead awaiting progress on issues including human rights as the government run by former opposition leader Aung San Suu… Read more »

How to combat anti-NGO crackdowns

     

Authoritarian regimes have cracked down on civil society groups receiving international assistance because foreign-funded NGOs are threatening for all manner of reasons, analysts Kendra Dupuy, James Ron and Aseem Prakash write for… Read more »

Strengthening the Liberal World Order

     

The liberal world order that was created in the aftermath of World War II has produced immense benefits for peoples across the planet, says a new analysis from the World… Read more »

Serbia’s elections: what about democratic values?

     

The victory of Prime Minster Aleksandar Vucic’s Progressive Party in Serbia’s election enables the government to continue with its proposed reform and fiscal consolidation agenda, Fitch Ratings says. But the… Read more »

Uighur case highlights most sustained crackdown since Tiananmen

     

Patriotic chest-thumping over the weekend in India gave way to embarrassment and bitterness as the government made a very public U-turn on issuing a visa to Uighur dissident Dolkun Isa, The Washington… Read more »

Islam and democracy after the Arab Spring

     

                       The authoritarian backlash in the Middle East, with the Arab Winter following the Arab Spring, is part of the… Read more »