Tag: Anne Applebaum

COVID-19: A ‘breakthrough moment’ for China’s sharp power in global battle of narratives?

     

    Tomorrow’s front page of The Financial Times (above) confirms that the UK is the latest democracy to adopt unprecedented measures in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic…. Read more »

How authoritarian regimes made coronavirus outbreak worse

     

The coronavirus spread from China, but the ruling Communist Party doesn’t want the world spreading it back, notes Anna Fifield. China’s Communist Party appears mindful that other governments might lack the… Read more »

‘Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics’: Venezuela shows where illiberalism ends

     

  Venezuela’s regime is consolidating control, and prospects for a peaceful transition appear increasingly bleak, notes Eric Farnsworth, VP of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The support of Cuba, Russia,… Read more »

How to fix democracy

     

Democracy has many advantages, but its pitfalls include a tendency toward short-term return over longer-term interests, being reactive rather than proactive, and being geared towards internal competition rather than cooperation,… Read more »

Kremlin running scared? Russia’s regions ‘in revolt’

     

While Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates 20 years in the Kremlin and poses as a powerful world leader, his Russian Federation is showing increasing signs of fracture, according to Janusz Bugajski, a senior… Read more »

Twilight of Democracy? The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

     

Changes in U.S. and European democracies over the past decade are examined by Anne Applebaum, Atlantic staff writer, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) board member and the author of the forthcoming Twilight… Read more »

The False Romance of Russia: Competing in the Gray Zone

     

Russia has been aiming to destabilize both its “near abroad” — the former Soviet states except for the Baltics — and wider Europe through the use of ambiguous “gray zone”… Read more »

1989: ‘Ideological lie’ exposed in democracy’s paradoxical moment

     

No empire in history has disintegrated as quickly or as bloodlessly as the Soviet one, in the remarkable year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989…. Read more »

Democracy in a post-Western order: decline or renaissance?

     

The U.S.-led liberal order, built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his successors, is being  dismantled, according to a leading strategist. The U.S. emerged from the horror of the 1940s as… Read more »