Tag: Condoleezza Rice

Russia: Pandemic tests Putin’s grip on power


Whereas Mikhail Gorbachev granted his people freedom and suffered a crushing personal defeat, Vladimir Putin is doing exactly the opposite, says a leading analyst. Putin, whose greatest fear is pressure… Read more »

How China’s authoritarian model made Covid pandemic worse


China must be held accountable for the coronavirus outbreak, as thousands of lives could have been saved if it had acted earlier, says a leading human rights advocate. The Chinese… Read more »

Advancing democracy – a resilient element of U.S. foreign policy?


Is democracy promotion a core element of America’s foreign policy identity? Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believes so, but others are not so sure. U.S. foreign policy is overdue for… Read more »

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Populism, nativism, protectionism & isolationism


Stanford University’s Hoover Institution this week launched a yearlong speaker series – “A Century of Ideas for a Free Society” – to address its mission and core values, including “individual,… Read more »

‘Nothing inevitable or inexorable’ about democracy’s advance – or decline


Some observers talk as though democracy is in irreversible decline, but the only way that freedom and democracy will fall is if we let them, USAID Administrator Mark Green told… Read more »

A case for democratic persistence


Condoleezza Rice remains optimistic about the future of democracy. The former U.S. national security advisor (2001–2005) and secretary of state (2005–2009) believes that pessimists today make the mistake of expecting… Read more »

‘Strongman trades trump democratic deficits’: why are illiberal democrats popular?


Poland’s tightening grip on its judiciary has prompted nationwide protests and threats of European sanctions, but its asset prices and currency have soared this year as they have in plenty… Read more »

Post 9/11 wars not about promoting democracy, says Condoleezza Rice


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that U.S.-led interventions in the Middle East and Central Asia were not about spreading democracy, but about addressing regional security issues, Newsweek… Read more »

Advancing democracy the antidote to populist wave – Condoleezza Rice


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is alarmed by the political wave of rising populism, nativism, protectionism and isolationism, calling them “the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,”  Global Politico reports…. Read more »