Library of democratic content

Search filters

Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan

In the space of less than a week, mass protests over a fuel-price increase have escalated into a chaotic battle involving both regional and domestic political forces – some well known, others operating from the shadows. Though the situation remains uncertain, it is hard to see how it could end well.

8 January 2022
DJOOMART OTORBAEV
Article

Erdogan’s End Game

In recent years, however, Erdogan’s authoritarian populism has lost its magic. Will He Undermine Turkish Democracy to Stay in Power?

7 January 2022
Soner Cagaptay
Article

The Human Factor

How Robert Jervis Reshaped Our Understanding of International Politics

7 January 2022
Thomas J. Christensen and Keren Yarhi-Milo
Article

What Putin Really Wants

In recent years, Mr. Putin has successfully revived Russia’s tradition of one-man rule by amending the Constitution, rewriting history and clamping down on the opposition. Now he seeks to provide the system with a sturdy Great Power spine, returning to Russia its global glamour

7 January 2022
Lilia Shevtsova
Article

America's Democratic Future

Notwithstanding the lasting shock of the January 6, 2021, attack of the US Capitol, the Democratic Party can take comfort in the broader demographic trends. Not only was the 2020 presidential election an administrative triumph; record-high turnout showed that the real problem has always been barriers to voting.

7 January 2022
JAMES K. GALBRAITH

A World of Mounting Disarray

From climate change to public health to geopolitical rivalry and the security of cyberspace, the gap between global challenges and responses is large and growing. And the resources needed to turn things around – especially collective will and skillful diplomacy – are in short supply.

6 January 2022
RICHARD HAASS
Article

Why Democrats Are So Bad at Defending Democracy

When it comes to elections, the Republican Party operates within a carapace of lies. So we rely on the Democrats to preserve our system of government. The problem is that Democrats live within their own insular echo chamber.

6 January 2022
David Brooks
Article

How To Make Voting More Truly Representative

We can innovate local elections to more intimately and accurately capture the political will of everyday folks. On the cutting edge of voting rights, these mechanisms will emphasize the most participatory aspects of democracy — and with it, its egalitarian promise.

6 January 2022
ELI ZEGER
Article

From corruption to the ‘mark of the beast’ – why countries like Malawi are struggling against Covid

With 80% of pandemic funds misused and widespread vaccine myths, citizens have had to step up where government has failed

6 January 2022
Madalitso Wills Kateta
Article

One Single Day. That’s All It Took for the World to Look Away From Us.

The Jan. 6 attack on Congress by a mob inspired by former President Donald Trump marked an ominous precedent for U.S. politics. Not since the Civil War had the country failed to effect a peaceful transfer of power, and no previous candidate purposefully contested an election’s results in the face of broad evidence that it was free and fair.

5 January 2022
Francis Fukuyama
Article
Search filters

This site links to both original content and third-party content not owned by the Democracy & Culture Foundation, for which the foundation is not liable or responsible.