Tag: National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Developing democracy with urgency and resolve

     

The global political environment has become more fraught, and democracy is facing threats and pressures that were mostly unforeseen a decade ago, according to a new report. The field of… Read more »

‘Identity and Democracy’: an ominous sign of populist international

     

In the wake of the recent European Parliament elections, Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini’s MEPs have teamed up with other nationalist parties across the EU to form the biggest… Read more »

Democratic renewal can counter ‘Ill Winds’ of autocracy and complacency

     

Larry Diamond has spent 40 years circumnavigating the globe promoting democracy in Nigeria, Venezuela and some 70 other countries. Yet today he is aghast, notes Gary J. Bass, a professor… Read more »

‘Democratic Spring’ stirring in Eurasia?

     

Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov’s release from house arrest does not imply a softening of the Kremlin’s stance toward civil society or a strengthening of its fight against corruption, Russia analysts… Read more »

Impose sanctions to end Nicaragua’s year-long civil unrest, restore fundamental freedoms

     

Nicaragua’s government said more than one hundred prisoners arrested during recent anti-government protests were freed (Reuters: HT-CFR) this week under a new amnesty law. Human rights groups and members of… Read more »

Kremlin exploiting West’s legal institutions to its advantage

     

Russia has spent years exploiting institutions and legal systems in the West to target critics, invalidate court decisions and roll back sanctions, according to allegations in a new analysis, NPR’s… Read more »

Revive social contract to renew democracy

     

Widespread dissatisfaction with democracy has created political space of illiberal populist forces, which – like Hungary’s Viktor Orban – use democratic institutions for authoritarian ends. But popular discontent is also… Read more »

Why Saudis and UAE want to destroy hope for Arab democracy

     

Russia and China are not the only autocracies seeking to squash democratic openings. Since the Arab uprisings of 2011, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have used their considerable… Read more »

Democracy demotion? How to restore the freedom agenda

     

The United States stands at a precipice, facing a time when freedom and democracy will be tested. It remains, within the world’s vast web of alliances and organizations, the indispensable… Read more »

Mapping the Fate of the Dead: rights group identifies North Korean execution sites

     

A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary… Read more »