Want to Help Myanmar and Russia? Start by Convicting Trump – FP, 12.02
With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first. By Jonathan Tepperman
The West Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Threat to Democracy – FP, 17.02
Hubris drove failed engagement policies. Now, the democratic world must fight back. By Nathan Law
Autocrats Have a Playbook—Now Democrats Need One Too – FP, 10.02
With democracy still in retreat, it is time to get smart about fighting back. By Christopher Sabatini, Ryan C. Berg
How the European Parliament Entrenched the Region’s Autocrats – FP, 4.02
European parties were supposed to create a European democracy. Instead, they’ve given cover to bad actors.
The Coup We Are Not Talking About – NY Times, 29.01
We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both. By Shoshana Zuboff – professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.”
The militarization of American democracy – Neta Crawford, The Hill, 20.01.21
Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military – FP, 13.01.21
Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards. By Jim Golby
The Military Stayed Out of the Insurrection, but It Isn’t Over Yet – FP, 7.01.21
Trump failed because key Republicans backed down and the military stayed out, yet critical questions remain. By Peter Feaver
America’s Politicized Military Is a Recipe for Disaster – FP, 15.07.20
Message to both sides: Keep the military (and retired generals) out of politics and elections. By Jim Golby
The United States Needs a Democracy Summit at Home – FA, 9.01
Biden’s Foreign Policy Agenda Will Depend on Domestic Renewal. By James Goldgeier and Bruce W. Jentleson
Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America’s Democratic Failures – FP, 18.01
A state built on Black repression and local violence was smugly coded as a mature democracy. By Paul Musgrave
A Chastened America Will Be Better at Preaching Abroad – FP, 14.01
There’s never been a better time for the United States to promote democracy around the world. By Edward P. Joseph
Democracy at Home and Democracy Promotion Abroad Aren’t the Same – FP, 14.01
Hypocrisy has long been a component of U.S. foreign policy. The Capitol riot doesn’t change that. By Nick Danforth
Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook – FP, 14.01
Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process. By Robert Muggah
Corporate Big Beasts Stick Their Necks Out for Democracy – CH, 16.01
Can the actions of corporate America in the recent US presidential election inspire genuine global action on civil society space in 2021? Harriet Moynihan, Bennett Freeman
Corporate America Flexes Its Political Muscle – NY Times, 16.01
How CEOs became the 4th branch of government – Axios, 12.01
US corporate giants suspend donations to Republicans over Capitol siege – 12.01
- Business Can’t Take Democracy for Granted – Rebecca Henderson, HBR, 01.21
- Democracy Is in Trouble. Business Must Help Fix It – Rebecca Henderson, HBR, 07.20
Foreign Policy Begins at Home – FP, 15.01
The best way for Biden and Harris to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—and that begins with human rights. By Kelebogile Zvobgo
Biden Can’t Make Washington a Beacon for Human Rights by Returning to Business as Usual – FP, 13.01
The world stepped up while the United States stepped back from defending human rights. The next U.S. president should join them. By Kenneth Roth
After Trump, Is American Democracy Doomed by Populism? – By Yascha Mounk, CFR, 14.01
The Populists Finally Breaking With Trump – The Atlantic, 9.01
For some of the president’s most like-minded allies, the insurrection on Capitol Hill was one step too far.
Why Ghana Does Disputed Elections Better Than the United States – FP, 7.01
Lessons from democracy-building efforts abroad for use at home. By Kehinde A. Togun
America, Welcome to the Ranks of Struggling Democracies – FP, 7.01
What needs to happen next if U.S. democracy is to survive. By Eric Bjornlund
European democrats, time to wake up – EUObs, 7.01
The Future of Liberal Democracies – CH, 18.01
- Former British prime minister The Rt Hon Tony Blair gives his view on how the UK forms new alliances, how it works with other nations to achieve its aims and the broader role it should play as part of the wider network of liberal democracies.
The future of liberal democracy: A conversation with G. John Ikenberry – Brookings Institution, 4.01
- Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Ikenberry to discuss his book, the challenges confronting the incoming Biden administration, and what should be done to fortify liberal democracy in an increasingly turbulent international environment.
Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe – FP, 14.01
To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces. By Kathleen Doherty
Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption – FP, 22.12
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft. By Alexandra Wrage, Michelle D. Gavin
Countering Malign Influence and Strengthening Democratic Resiliency – GMF, 15.12
- Brock Bierman, Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
- Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
- Mark Green, Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership
- James Hope, Ukraine Mission Director, USAID
- Scott Hocklander, Moldova Mission Director, USAID
- Nancy Eslick, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mission Director, USAID
- Jonathan Katz Senior Fellow and Director, Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Alina Inayeh, Director, Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Centenary Lecture Series: Unalienable Rights and the Democratic World’s Competitive Advantages – CH, 4.12
- General HR McMaster considers the competitive advantages of open societies and defences against authoritarianism.
- How can the US and other liberal democracies broker global relationships that foster cooperation? What could happen if the US withdraws from global relationships and China and Russia step in? What role do the private sector and academia play in defending liberal democracy? And how does the COVID-19 pandemic change the way open societies can compete on the world stage?
A Chance to Repair the Cracks in Our Democracy – NY Times, 8.12
Can the European Democracy Action Plan Deliver? A Conversation with Věra Jourová – Carnegie Europe, 4.12
- The EU is set to adopt its flagship European Democracy Action Plan, which sets out to tackle problems of disinformation and online political advertising and to strengthen Europe’s media ecosystem. But how can the action plan deliver on its promise to improve European democracy?
Věra Jourová, Europe’s ‘lonesome sheriff’ – Polictico, 3.12
- Fireside with Vĕra JOUROVÁ, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency, and Shona GHOSH, Senior Technology Editor at Business Insider
Defending democracy in Europe – Politico, 30.11
Is Populism Having a Good Crisis? – GMF, 23.11
The Biden Era Begins – New Yorker, 7.11
American democracy has survived Donald J. Trump.
America Won – The Atlantic, 7.11
Voters stopped an authoritarian populist from destroying the country’s democratic institutions.
- Biden’s victory provides an ‘inflection point’ for American democracy – Fred Kempe, Atlantic Council, 6.11
- America’s commitment to democracy must prevail at home and abroad – Daniel Freed, Atlantic Council, 6.11
A New Administration Won’t Heal American Democracy – FA, 5.11
The Rot in U.S. Political Institutions Runs Deeper Than Donald Trump. By Larry Diamond
To Save Its Democracy, the United States Needs a Dose of Its Own Medicine – FP, 14.06
Americans have long worked abroad to promote democratic practices and institutions. Now, more than ever, those lessons must be applied at home.
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Democracies Must Band Together and Look Inwards – Hans Kundnani, Edward Fishman, CH, 01.21
Creating a new coalition of democracies will not solve the world’s problems but can rebuild confidence and tackle vulnerabilities plaguing democratic societies.
How Should Democracies Confront China’s Digital Rise? Weighing the Merits of a T-10 Alliance – CFR, 11.20
Democracies should ask themselves whether forming yet another elite club of wealthy states represents the best means to counter China’s and fellow authoritarians’ digital rise.