Tag: Josef Joffe

A Strategy for a New International Order?

     

The “liberal international order” is one particular type of order, but hardly the only one that is possible, according to Rebecca Friedman Lissner, a Research Fellow at Perry World House,… Read more »

The strategic case for advancing democracy

     

Democracy promotion can again become an important component of U.S. foreign policy if we re-consider the prospects for liberalism in the non-Western world, according to a prominent analyst. Non-Western liberalism… Read more »

Why democracies use sanctions: the record and the rewards

     

Sanctions may help advance democratic reform, some suggest, if they are deployed to punish wayward regimes or to incentivize political change. Alongside diplomacy and aid conditionality, sanctions were a key… Read more »

Helmut Kohl’s lessons for the West

     

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be remembered by many as a giant of epochal times that remade Europe’s political architecture, dismantled the minefields and watchtowers of the Iron Curtain… Read more »

Post-Brexit representative democracy ‘an endangered species’?

     

  “The British vote against the European Union represented the revolt of the poor against the rich, the provinces against the metropolis, the losers of globalization against the elite.” I’m… Read more »

New isolationism or a strategy for democratic renewal?

     

A joke in Milan Kundera’s novel “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting” goes like this, The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens writes: “In Wenceslaus Square, in Prague, a guy is throwing… Read more »

The Obama Doctrine: from ‘democratic messianism’ to ‘passive progressivism’?

     

  Experience has taught President Barack Obama to temper his idealism with a pragmatic, realist approach to foreign policy, leading him to reject liberal Democratic interventionism. Yet he remains a democratic… Read more »