‘Silver bullet’ needed to bring autocrats to heel

     

New legislation allows Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban to further consolidate power while eroding civil liberties and making it harder to scrutinize how the government spends public funds, the Times… Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

‘Democracy dividend’ fund could facilitate breakthrough transitions

     

Should the U.S. re-commit to revitalizing current instruments for democracy assistance rather than allocating resources to a proposed Summit for Democracy? On its face, the agenda of the proposed summit… Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Freedom’s struggle in the Indo-Pacific: A new experiment

     

What is the best balance of political freedom and economic openness? We are about to witness a demonstration of whether an authoritarian state can take over a free society and… Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Don’t underestimate legitimacy’s role in democratic resilience

     

Contentious elections in divided countries can cause lasting damage to the legitimacy of democratic institutions, even if some observers have underestimated the resilience of democracy and rule of law, says… Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

China’s ‘new Comintern’ struggles for minds and influence

     

The job of the International Department of China’s ruling Communist Party is to win support among foreign political parties by cultivating what’s been called a “new Comintern,” the Economist observes…. Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

China launches ‘gray-zone’ warfare to subdue Taiwan: CCP ‘reaping the whirlwind’ from too-sharp power

     

Months after eliminating a popular challenge to its rule in Hong Kong, China is turning to an even higher-stakes target: self-governing Taiwan. The island has been bracing for conflict with… Read more »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email