Tag Archives: democracy

Will Ukraine Be a Replay of Poland in 1939?

To prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO can’t rely on sanctions alone. History offers a clear message on appeasement.

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Confronting the Kleptocrats? Contain Their Western(!) Financial Managers

The governments participating in the November 2021 Biden Summit should hit the authoritarians where it hurts them the most – in their wallets.

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Route to Authoritarian Power in Democracies: From the 1930s to the 2020s

The history of white nationalism, grievance and authoritarianism in Europe makes the agenda of the current Republican Party in the US far easier to understand.

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The US Republicans’ Putin-Style “Managed” Democracy

Yet more evidence that US Republicans are close soul mates of Russia’s President when it comes to restraining democracy.

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Is Democracy in Decline Globally?

Corruption and debt darken the global outlook for democracy.

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US and India: Stop Your Uncivil Wars at Home!

Democracies are only as healthy as their institutions: A conversation with Gurcharan Das.

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2020 and the Company US Voters Keep

Why collective responsibility is the essence of democratic politics.

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Donald Trump: The Face of the US’s Decline, in Five Epic Failures

COVID 19 has torn the mask off all of the rot that had been festering just below the surface of US politics and society. More and more, the US resembles a developing nation.

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How to Handle the Evolution of Belarus

The West should support democracy in Belarus, but avoid provocative promises.

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Donald Lukashenko: Amazing Parallels Between Belarus and the US

Under Trump, the United States — despite 250 years of self-government — may get dangerously close to how Europe’s last dictator has operated in Belarus.

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