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April 19, 2022

Democracy
The Future of Diverse Democracies, With Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk, senior fellow at CFR and professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the challenges that ethnically, racia…

Podcast Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour December 19, 2005 in New York City. Transit workers continue to negotiate a contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority while saying a system-wide strike will occur if an agreement is not reached by 12:01 a.m. tonight.

May 19, 2022

India
Priyanka Chaturvedi: India’s Majoritarian Turn Hurts Its Democracy

India’s many political parties represent the country’s great diversity. But India’s turn toward majoritarianism poses risks for its democracy.

Priyanka Chaturvedi, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from the Shiv Sena party

April 21, 2022

Democracy
Democracy and Voting Rights

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American studies at Emory University, and Michael Li, senior counsel at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, discuss race, equ…

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May 10, 2022

Nigeria
The Nigerian State Is the Greatest Threat to Nigerian Democracy

As the race for the Nigerian presidency takes shape, the fate of Nigeria itself hangs in the balance.

Nigerian President Buhari wearing a traditional purple gown gesturing with his right arm surrounded by people.

April 18, 2022

West Africa
Under Threat: Democracy in Africa

Our panelists discuss the most recent rise in violent conflict and coups in Africa, the threats these coups pose to fragile democratic institutions, governance, and civil society, and options to prev…

Play National observers look on while electoral official organize votes during the closing of the polls in a polling station in the city of Bahir Dar, on June 21, 2021. - Ethiopia voted on June 21, 2021, in an election billed as the most democratic yet in Africa's second-most populous country, but taking place as famine blights its war-torn Tigray region.

April 27, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Karuna Nundy: India Has a Strong Constitution, but Its Democracy Is Weakening

India’s constitution guarantees the rights to have a good life, vote, and speak freely, but these are not always respected, leading to an erosion of democracy.

Karuna Nundy, Advocate at the Supreme Court of India

April 21, 2022

Asia
The Philippines Election: A Critical Moment for Philippine Democracy

The Philippines’ upcoming presidential election is likely to bring to power the son of the country’s longtime dictator and may end Philippine democracy.

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas province, Philippines, April 20, 2022.

April 12, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Future of NATO, With Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N…

Podcast A man holds a NATO flag near the Royal Castle ahead of a speech by US president Joe Biden on March 26, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland.

March 3, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The History of American Democracy

Panelists discuss historical context and perspective for the current state of democracy in the United States. This meeting is part of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy. Wi…

Play Cropped Hands Holding Placard With Text During Protest In City

April 17, 2022

United States
Why the War in Ukraine is a Reminder to Strengthen Democracy at Home

Democratic backsliding in the United States risks both its domestic stability and international security.

NATO summit on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels