Tag: democracy assistance

New tactics, models, actors, and strategies needed to enhance democracy support

     

Democracy assistance is failing to adapt to the shifting dynamics of global politics evident in recent reports from such varied sources as Freedom House, the Varieties of Democracies project and The… 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 »

Japan & South Korea should ‘lead the charge’ for democracy in Asia, but….

     

Japan and South Korea should lead the charge for democracy in Asia, argues Hudson Institute analyst John Lee. But recent developments cast doubt on that prospect.  In a rational world,… Read more »

150 years of data proves autocrats are bad for the economy

     

Deference to autocratic rulers is not only a bad idea for democracy: It’s terrible for the economy, too, according to a new analysis. The authors of the study published in… Read more »

How to recharge international democracy assistance

     

Of the many foreign policy tools, supporting democracy abroad is one of the least costly and most effective contributions a country can make to resist bad actors, uphold global values,… Read more »

Pro-democracy protests prove eastern Europe clichés wrong

     

Democracy and liberal values have indeed come under attack in central and eastern Europe. The Economist Intelligence Unit finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated more there than in any other… Read more »

Taliban talks must protect Afghan state structure & citizens’ rights

     

To take advantage of the opportunity provided by the existing talks to end the war in Afghanistan, the United States needs to negotiate with a sober understanding of the Taliban… Read more »

‘Freedom under Threat’: Africa’s closing political space

     

  At least a dozen African governments have passed laws that improperly constrain nongovernmental organizations in the last 15 years, while anti-NGO measures are pending in six more, according to… Read more »

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 »