Tag: Hal Brands

‘Quad’ of democracies vs. China: a new clash of civilizations?


The resumption of talks on the “quadrilateral” strategic initiative between the US, Australia, Japan and India is a shot across the bows of China. It has more than a whiff of… Read more »

In face of revisionist challenge, liberal world order ‘officially dead’?


The 21st Forum 2000 conference with the motto Strengthening Democracy in Uncertain Times, with more than a hundred speakers from various countries, opened Sunday night, according to reports: This year,… Read more »

Advancing democracy plays key role in more competitive ideological environment


The world ideological climate is now more contested. After being in retreat for decades, authoritarian regimes are increasingly pushing back against liberalizing currents, as the 2008 global financial crisis and… Read more »