Tag: Project Syndicate

How the rest learned to fight the West

     

China’s ruling Communist Party, government, and armed forces have been instructed (for example, in the leaked “Communiqué on the Current State of the Ideological Sphere”) to attack the promotion of… Read more »

How China’s ‘controlocracy’ lost control

     

  In his 2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century, Norwegian political scientist Stein Ringen describes contemporary China as a “controlocracy,” arguing that its system of government has… Read more »

CCP ‘the central threat of our times’? Democracies must stand up to China

     

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese Communist Party “the central threat of our times” on Thursday, even as he sought to talk up the prospects of a United… Read more »

Ukraine on friction point between Russian authoritarianism & West’s democracy

     

Ukraine has overwhelmingly voted for fundamental change and is now led by people who are committed to making their country a modern democracy committed to liberty and the rule of… Read more »

Christian Democracy or Illiberal Democracy?

     

  Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party will remain suspended from the European People’s Party, the EU’s conservative umbrella group, EPP chairman Donald Tusk said on Wednesday, extending a year-long standoff with… Read more »

‘Political Reinvention’: How a democratic counteroffensive can win

     

  We’re living at a transformational moment in history. The survival of open societies is endangered, according to George Soros, founder and chair of the Open Society Foundations. “As I… Read more »

How to address the global media crisis

     

The feeble response to the global media crisis by the world’s democracies reflects more a lack of political will than a lack of solutions, argues Mark M. Nelson, Senior Director… Read more »

Populists pushing democracies towards deadlock

     

Recent elections in Spain, Israel and Germany failed to resolve political paralysis and produce governing coalitions. Each country’s situation has its own intricacies and complications. But there are also two general… Read more »

Democracy & authoritarianism in a ‘process of competitive decay’ – outcome uncertain

     

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive… Read more »