Tag: National Endowment for Democracy

Tunisia’s democratic project ‘in jeopardy’ or ‘not at risk’?

     

  The birthplace of the “Arab Spring”, Tunisia is the only country to achieve a peaceful transition to democracy following the 2011 popular revolts that swept autocrats from power across… Read more »

China Model promotes ‘authoritarian modernism’ in East Asia?

     

Over the past decade, democracy has regressed in much of Asia, though there are notable exceptions including Malaysia and Taiwan. Southeast Asia has witnessed a reversal in Thailand, weakening institutions… Read more »

Tunisia’s ‘Berlusconi’ seeks presidency in Arab world’s only ‘resilient’ democracy

     

Tunisia’s transition to democracy has proved more resilient than some expected. The largely peaceful run-up to the polls has raised hopes the country will achieve its first handover of the… Read more »

Moderates must avoid ‘Flight 93 Temptation’ to borrow from the populists’ illiberal playbook

     

The two most venerable English-speaking democracies appear to be following in the footsteps of countries they once sought to inspire. As the experience of Argentina, Hungary, or even Italy make… Read more »

‘Connecting the Dots’: empowering stakeholders for inclusive governance

     

Societies with open markets and the rule of law foster freedom and security, allowing businesses to innovate and invest, notes Kim Bettcher, head of the Center for International Private Enterprise’s… Read more »

Hong Kong: China’s accusations of foreign influence echo authoritarian playbook

     

China has a long history of blaming “foreign forces” for challenges it has faced internally, including the Tiananmen Square protests 30 years ago. But the depth and ferocity of China’s… Read more »

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 »

Disinformation catalyzing spread of authoritarianism worldwide

     

Seeking to find a way to wrest control of the narrative, Beijing has stepped up its efforts to sow discord and disinformation about the months-long Hong Kong protests through some… Read more »

How corruption undermines democratic institutions

     

Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, Civil Society Team Leader at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned the… Read more »