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March 19, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Trudeau-11.12.2017 Picking Up the Mantle on Democracy Promotion

More than one year into the Donald J. Trump administration, it has become obvious that the White House has little interest in using the bully pulpit, or U.S. funds, for promoting democracy and human …

March 5, 2018

Xi and Putin Global Democracy Retreats as Authoritarianism Marches Forth

In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I write about what democracy in retreat and authoritarianism on the march mean for the future of the liberal world order. President Xi Jinping’s brazen…

October 27, 2017

A woman carrying her child casts her vote during general elections in the district of Poroy in Cuzco, April 10, 2016. Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

I was recently featured on a panel with Katie Simmons and Ken Wollack, moderated by Bruce Stokes, that discussed global public opinion toward democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and t…

December 21, 2017

Sisi Democracy Is Not the Cure for Terrorism

Analysts have blamed Egypt’s autocracy for a recent attack that killed hundreds. But that’s not what’s motivating the violence.

June 22, 2017

Hong-Kong-Democracy-BGR.jpg Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

January 16, 2018

Southeast Asia
Prayuth cutout_1.9.2018 Southeast Asia’s Press Freedoms Collapse: 2018 Could Be Worse for Southeast Asian Democracy Than 2017

As I noted late last year, 2017 was a disastrous year for democracy in Southeast Asia. Democratic rights and freedoms already have been in decline in Southeast Asia for more than a decade, but 2017 w…

September 26, 2017

Southeast Asia
Hun Sen_6.28.2017 2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian Democracy

Democratic backsliding in Southeast Asia continues, extending a trend that has been at work in the region for more than a decade.

December 18, 2017

Duterte_9.6.2017 Populism in the West Gets the Attention, but Asia’s Rising Populism Could be as Dangerous to Democracy

The rise of populist leaders and parties in Europe and the United States over the past two years has reshaped the political landscape from Budapest to Washington. Challenging elites as corrupt and di…

October 26, 2017

Play UN Flags Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Panelists discuss global public opinion towards democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and the implications for the future of democracy and U.S. foreign policy.

August 7, 2017

Elections and Voting
Twitter Artificial Intelligence Has the Power to Destroy or Save Democracy

Artificial intelligence has helped politicians get elected, but what effect is it having on democracy?