Tag: Andrew A. Michta

‘Harder edge’ to China’s sharp power threatens democracies

     

China is pushing to build up cultural “soft power” to complement the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $60 billion infrastructure program it has launched as part of the Asian… Read more »

The Fate of Democracy: Renewal or Decay?

     

At the geostrategic level, the state of global affairs today is defined by two principal trends: the growing assertiveness of Russia and China, the two principal revisionist states; and the… Read more »

Strategic Reset for NATO? Check alliance’s anti-democratic members

     

Few NATO summits have captured the attention of this one—but for all the wrong reasons, according to analysts Julianne Smith and Jim Townsend. Any distraction from what will be a substantive NATO agenda… Read more »

Liberal order cannot survive cultural unraveling of democracy’s baseline

     

The liberal international order cannot survive the unraveling of strong national communities that are the baseline of democratic government, says a leading analyst. There is an ever-expanding terminology generated to… Read more »

Deconstruction of the West? The real challenges to the liberal world order

     

In both developed and developing states, challenges to the liberal order are converging on a single main competitor, populist nationalism, which is a response to the tension between two central… Read more »