Tag: Christopher Walker

How to combat (and how not to describe) China’s sharp power

     

Xi Jinping’s sharp power offensive is a strategic threat to the integrity of liberal democracy, says a leading expert. “The Xi government’s go-global, multi-platform, international strategic communication strategy aims to… Read more »

Authoritarian challenge is the ‘defining question of our time’?

     

Democracy’s global travails continue to mount, notes a leading observer. What looked as recently as a decade ago to be real democratic progress in countries as diverse as Brazil, Hungary, South Africa, and Turkey has… Read more »

‘Defanging’ China: how to counter Beijing’s ‘illiberal sphere of influence’

     

Over the course of his first five-year term, Chinese President Xi Jinping passed up repeated opportunities to avert rivalry with Washington, argues Ely Ratner, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies… Read more »

Disinformation vital to autocrats’ sharp power repertoire

     

Russian intrusions into democratic institutions around the world have been in the spotlight for some time. But as a recent letter from a bipartisan group of US senators warns, China… Read more »

The People’s Authoritarian: did Russian society create Putin?

     

The psychology of Vladimir Putin, the ideology of his regime, and the machinery of the Russian state and military have received exhaustive attention in the West. The Russian people, however,… Read more »

Putin’s regime: ‘a Titanic looking for an iceberg’

     

The growing awareness that Russia, growing ever more hostile, should be treated as a threat rather than a mere annoyance is pushing Western capitals toward a unified front in challenging… Read more »

How to confront growing authoritarian threats to democracy

     

  The themes and leaders that would engage young people in politics are absent, the Forum 2000 Prague conference heard on Monday: Mainly in democratic countries, young people are not… Read more »

A new era of competition: democrats vs. autocrats – and illiberals

     

With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear that democracies long failed to realize that a new era of competition was underway between autocratic and democratic states, notes Christopher Walker,… Read more »

Defending democracy in a new competitive environment

     

The forces working against democracy are not limited to any single country or region but instead have multiple sources, according to the National Endowment for Democracy’s Christopher Walker. First among… Read more »