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January 24, 2023

Democracy
The World’s Stake in American Democracy

America's democratic difficulties will have major implications for the world.

A voter arrives at a polling place on March 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

January 24, 2023

Democracy
We need to preserve American democracy. Here’s how to do it.

Americans need to understand their obligations to one another and to their country if U.S. democracy is to survive.

A woman and her children vote at a polling station during the mid-term elections at the Fairfax County bus garage in Lorton, Virginia on November 6, 2018.

January 24, 2023

United States
New Book by CFR President Richard Haass Outlines Ten Obligations for Citizens to Strengthen American Democracy

The United States faces dangerous threats from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, terrorists, climate change, and future pandemics. The greatest peril to the country, however, comes not from abroad bu…

January 4, 2023

Zambia
Zambia’s Bet on Democracy

High stakes and encouraging progress in Zambia should prompt international support.

President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema passes a blue banner for the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC.

January 5, 2023

Europe
Why European Democracies Are More Resilient Than Expected

As winter neared, many observers were concerned about the resilience of European democracies during Russia’s war against Ukraine. The triple pressures of economic downturn and inflation, energy crisi…

A tugboat and vessel FSRU Exemplar, the floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, chartered by Finland to replace Russian gas, arrives to the Inkoo port, west of Helsinki, December 28, 2022.

January 5, 2023

Technology and Innovation
Data is the New Gold, But May Threaten Democracy and Dignity

Few safeguards protect our private data in today’s information economy. What can be done about the fact that our personal images and data can be exploited, potentially threatening personal as well as…

December 19, 2022

Democracy
When Democracies Vote Wrong

There was a joke told during the Cold War about the citizens of the Soviet Union. The Soviet line about human rights was that U.S. human rights and democracy policy constituted an unacceptable interf…

An Israeli man casting his ballot on the day of Israel's general election in a polling station in Rahat, Israel

January 5, 2023

Women and Women's Rights
Data is the New Gold, But May Threaten Democracy and Dignity

Few safeguards protect our private data in today’s information economy. What can be done about the fact that our personal images and data can be exploited, potentially threatening personal as well as…

Professor Danielle Citron testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on fostering a healthier internet for consumers in Washington DC, on October 16, 2019.

October 3, 2022

United States
Elections, Violence, and the Future of American Democracy

Violence during the election season undermines the United States’ democracy, its relationship with allies, and its strength against adversaries.

election sign