Tag: Carl Gershman

A strategy for recovering democratic momentum, countering autocrats’ political warfare

     

The United States is re-entering an era of great power competition, in which China and Russia “want to shape a world antithetical to U.S. values and interests,” according to the National… Read more »

Time to sanction mastermind of China’s crackdown on the Uighurs

     

Chen Quanguo, the man behind China’s Uighur “reeducation centers,” is the perfect candidate for Global Magnitsky sanctions, argues Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst at the Treasury Department, and… Read more »

Ethnic infighting threatens Ethiopia’s liberal reforms

     

Brigadier General Asamnew Tsige, accused of planning Saturday’s attacks in northern Amhara State that killed five political figures, was shot dead (Reuters/CFR) yesterday, a spokesperson for Ethiopia’s prime minister said. He… Read more »

‘Blitzkrieg of reforms’: But no magic formula for building Ethiopia’s democracy

     

  The ascension of Abiy Ahmed as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister on April 2, 2018, following the massive popular protests of the previous two years, has produced one of the most… Read more »

Developing democracy with urgency and resolve

     

The global political environment has become more fraught, and democracy is facing threats and pressures that were mostly unforeseen a decade ago, according to a new report. The field of… Read more »

‘Watched, Followed, Disappeared’: Calls for outrage over China’s repression of Uyghurs

     

For the second time this week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has called attention to China’s repression of Uyghurs, including the detention of more than 1 million people, deeming… Read more »

Hopeful moment an opportunity to address ‘profoundly significant’ issue for Ukraine’s future

     

The May 20 inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky, a newcomer from outside the political establishment who campaigned on a program of bold reform, shows how far Ukraine has come in consolidating… Read more »

Implacable Hostility: Russia’s response to Ukraine’s ‘stunning’ election

     

Russia is treating Ukraine and its newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, with the same implacable hostility as it did during Petro Poroshenko’s presidency, according to a leading analyst. The Kremlin… Read more »

Will a comic actor become Ukraine’s next President?

     

It seems that, on March 31, Ukraine once again received a chance to accelerate its transformation, notes Brookings analyst Sergey Aleksashenko. Ukraine hosted the first round of presidential elections, with 39… Read more »

Oligarchs ‘suffocating’ Eastern Europe’s democracies

     

Days before the hotly contested Ukrainian presidential election on March 31, incumbent Petro Poroshenko’s party faces credible allegations of voter bribery, notes Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia from 2004 until 2013…. Read more »