Tag: Madeleine Albright

Afghanistan: current withdrawal plan risks ‘total civil war’?

     

The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, said the chief U.S…. Read more »

Authoritarian resurgence is a national security threat, Congress told

     

A group of national security experts testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill about the rise of authoritarianism, warning lawmakers that countries such as China and Russia are seeking to gain power by… Read more »

Reality Czech: recognizing courageous writers at risk

     

The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia will be the occasion for honoring Secretary Albright for her unparalleled contribution to the return of the Czechs and Slovaks to the… Read more »

Suicide of the West: tribalism threatens liberal-democratic ‘miracle’

     

The bloody mess that is Syria stands as Exhibit A of what is happening to global order with the retreat of American leadership, notes the Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl. In… Read more »

Specious narrative equates political warfare with democracy assistance

     

A specious narrative has come back into circulation: that Moscow’s campaign of political warfare is no different from U.S.-supported democracy assistance, note Daniel Twining and Kenneth Wollack, president of the International… Read more »

Disinformation vs. democracy: authoritarians outspending U.S.

     

Authoritarian regimes like Russia and China are outspending the United States in the realm of soft power, Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told the National Democratic Institute’s annual Democracy Dinner at… Read more »

Why liberal democracies avoid war, reduce civil conflict

     

International Peace Day is an appropriate occasion for assessing democracy’s contribution to peace and security. The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, also known as the Paris Peace Pact, does not have a good… Read more »

‘Faking concern about fake news’: engaging Russia will ’empower Putin’

     

Should the West collaborate with Russia on cybersecurity issues, despite the Kremlin’s information warfare conducted against the liberal democracies? “To forgive and forget when it comes to Putin, regarding cyberattacks,… Read more »

What the West can do to contain Russia’s aggression, disinformation

     

Even before the December 2011 protests — and his own reelection as president in March 2012 — Vladimir Putin had begun signaling the return of a more authoritarian and aggressive… Read more »

Defending liberal world order requires democratic renewal (and vice versa)

     

Václav Havel’s legacy is a vital moral and intellectual resource for confronting the authoritarian resurgence and for addressing the challenge of democratic renewal, a commemorative conference at the National Endowment… Read more »