Tag Archives: democracy promotion

U.S. must maintain role as democracy’s global defender, says Macron

     

French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech to the U.S. Congress was a full-throated defense of liberal democracy, which for some sparked memories of George W. Bush’s second inaugural address. But there… Read more »

Russia’s ‘fusion of power and criminality’: how to combat Putin’s kleptocratic mafia

     

There is little prospect of a Russo-American ‘grand bargain’ or rapprochement, even if Vladimir Putin visits Washington, in part because the US will not abandon democracy promotion, a RUSI analysis suggests: Russia unsuccessfully pushed for… Read more »

Is Russia part of a new ‘axis of evil’?

     

Newly-appointed National Security adviser John Bolton laid out his proposed strategy to respond to Russia’s “unacceptable” meddling in the 2016 presidential election and to Russian aggression around the world, speaking last month… Read more »

Why democracy assistance is not election meddling: distinguish support from sabotage

     

Some observers have argued that election “meddling” by Russia and other authoritarian regimes is acceptable because “everyone does it,” drawing a false comparison with democracy assistance. But advancing democracy has… Read more »

Has U.S. lost its ‘power of inspiration’ as a model of democracy?

     

The violent collapse of the Arab Spring has damaged the cause of liberal politics not just in the Middle East, but around the world. Strongman leaders are back in fashion… Read more »