Tag: National Endowment for Democracy

China’s ‘Underground Front’ mobilizes against Hong Kong protests

     

Across the border from Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist Party screams its presence with banners and slogans on nearly every street. Yet in the former British colony, where China’s ruling… Read more »

China snuffs out rare beacon of economic liberalism and democracy

     

An independent Chinese think tank that has served as a rare bastion for liberal economic thought will shut down, citing government pressure as President Xi Jinping ’s campaign to silence… Read more »

How to remain committed to democratic values amid authoritarian resurgence

     

In the above DemWorks crossover episode, National Democratic Institute President Derek Mitchell talks to Chris Walker and Shanthi Kalathil from the National Endowment for Democracy about the rise of authoritarian… Read more »

Cubazuela: How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash dissent – special report

     

The Trump administration is engaged in secret negotiations with Diosdado Cabello, the head of Venezuela’s socialist party, The Associated Press reported Monday, as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s administration seek… Read more »

‘Autocracy Now’ – personalized authoritarianism

     

  The leading figures on the world stage today practice a brutal, smash-mouth politics, a personalized authoritarianism, notes Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose. Old-school strongmen, they do whatever is needed to… Read more »

How liberal democracies can demonstrate capacity for reinvention & renewal

     

Is contemporary capitalism compatible with liberal democracy? The glib answer, though not wrong, is that it had better be. There are no known examples of fully socialized economies with a… Read more »

China vs. Democracy

     

The U.S.-China trade dispute is now about much more than economics—it’s testing whether a democratically elected government can prevail in the face of the authoritarian government of the world’s most… Read more »

Why equality is essential to a successful democracy

     

Democracy presupposes relationships of political equality in which citizens equally share authority, but in today’s divided public square, democratic institutions are challenged by disagreement about how such institutions should be… Read more »