Tag: democracy assistance

Democracy facing strong headwinds in 2019

     

Democracy is facing strong headwinds in 2019, according to Francesc Badia i Dalmases, Director of DemocraciaAbierta and author of “Order and disorder in the 21st century. Global governance in a… Read more »

How to fight populism? ‘The Renewal of Representation’

     

“The best response to populism is not to attack it. Instead, efforts should be made to improve the quality, transparency and functioning of democratic institutions, which would, in turn, address… Read more »

Facing up to the difference between election meddling and advancing democracy

     

“Donald Trump’s refusal in Helsinki to credit his intelligence agencies’ findings about Russian electoral interference has unleashed a nationalist fury in Washington unseen since September 11,” Peter Beinart writes for… Read more »

Playing the ‘long game’: a strategic approach to advancing democracy

     

During a recent congressional hearing, the heads of three non-profit democracy assistance groups revealed the benefits of a strategic approach – playing “the long game” – in advancing democracy in other countries,… Read more »

Specious narrative equates political warfare with democracy assistance

     

A specious narrative has come back into circulation: that Moscow’s campaign of political warfare is no different from U.S.-supported democracy assistance, note Daniel Twining and Kenneth Wollack, president of the International… Read more »

Dismantling Reagan’s infrastructure of democracy in face of ‘authoritarian international’?

     

The State Department’s fiscal 2019 budget request is a proposal not only to slash the budget of the National Endowment for Democracy but also to disassemble its relationships with its core institutes,… Read more »

What the royal Saudi purge means: prelude to reform or power consolidation?

     

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been considered a bulwark of stability in the Persian Gulf region. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s extraordinary weekend roundup against alleged corruption shook… Read more »

Losing faith in the democratic ideal?

     

What accounts for the troubled condition of liberal democracy today? Marc F. Plattner asks in the latest issue of The Journal of Democracy: Standard explanations cite factors such as slowing… Read more »

UN General Assembly a crucial opportunity to reassert democracy-based soft power

     

This week’s United Nations General Assembly is a crucial opportunity to reassure the world that U.S. foreign policy is based primarily on the soft power of diplomacy rather than military… Read more »