Tag: National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

150 years of data proves autocrats are bad for the economy

     

Deference to autocratic rulers is not only a bad idea for democracy: It’s terrible for the economy, too, according to a new analysis. The authors of the study published in… Read more »

How to dismantle a democracy

     

    There are four key signs that democracy is under attack, The Economist observes. The protests in Hong Kong and Russia highlight a paradox: In two of the most… Read more »

Hong Kong: Why China’s propagandists peddle ‘black-hands’ myth

     

Since he took power seven years ago, President Xi Jinping has faced a growing din of foreign condemnation over his government’s human rights record, a trade war that has sapped… Read more »

How nationalism’s ‘social solidarity’ bolsters democracy

     

By the end of World War Two, nationalism had been thoroughly discredited. Critics charged that national self-interest had prevented democratic governments from cooperating to end the Great Depression, and that… Read more »

8 ways to counter adversarial narratives: A new model for disinformation

     

China is deploying information operations through the placement of paid media articles as part of a broader campaign to burnish its image in the Taiwanese media, Reuters reports: Reuters has… Read more »

The biggest impediment to democratic governance is……?

     

Erosion in public confidence in the media could embolden African leaders with autocratic tendencies, says Jeff Conroy-Krutz, Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. It could also provoke violence… Read more »

China’s ‘thuggish regime’ pushes conspiracy theories on Hong Kong protests

     

Pro-democracy unrest sweeping Hong Kong is threatening to tip the trading hub into recession for the first time since the global financial crisis a decade ago, as uncertainty grips an… Read more »

Labor militancy unsettles China’s ruling party

     

It’s not only the Hong Kong protests that are giving China’s ruling Communist Party cause for concern. Growing labor militancy is another potential source of instability, analysts suggest.  China’s delivery… Read more »

Two scenarios for Venezuela as political stand-off accelerates economic implosion

     

The United States will bar two Venezuelan officials accused of human rights violations from traveling to the U.S. in its latest action to pressure Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro into stepping… Read more »

Is AMLO taking Mexico ‘down a dangerous populist path’?

     

  Mexico is a relatively young democracy with historically weak institutions including a corruption-riven judiciary and powerful, politically-motivated unions. Now some investors and analysts fear that in pursuing the mirage… Read more »