Tag: Foreign Affairs

Why Beijing doesn’t need another Tiananmen to crush Hong Kong protests

     

For five months, Hong Kong has seen waves of massive protests and violence in the streets. And for five months, the local authorities, with the backing of Beijing, have responded… Read more »

Weaponizing advice? Western experts legitimizing autocrats

     

Experts play valuable and highly visible roles advising leaders in wealthy liberal democracies and international institutions. But far less is known about what they do—and to what effect—for authoritarian regimes… Read more »

‘Backward-looking critiques’ neglect neo-authoritarian threat

     

The titles of Stephen Walt’s The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy and John Mearsheimer’s The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities give… Read more »

As autocrats undermine democracy, can West counter the threat?

     

Efforts to directly confront China and Russia over their anti-democratic actions are unlikely to yield results and may further bolster their collaboration, according to analysts Andrea Kendall-Taylor and David Shullman. There are,… Read more »

Sri Lanka ‘lost in transition’?

     

  In January 2015, Maithripala Sirisena (left) surprised the world when he defeated his old boss Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, analyst Taylor Dibbert writes for Foreign Affairs: His… Read more »