Larry Diamond
Democracy Square
Trump's Appeal in Asia
Standing Up to China

Those who value democracy in Asia—and even many who don’t—are desperate for a counterweight to the rise of a new authoritarian superpower.

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Roll Call
Silence from the Party

When will Republicans stand up to Trump’s foreign policy blundering?

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Ranked-Choice Voting
A Victory for Democratic Reform

The voters of Maine rejected political cynicism on Tuesday and endorsed one of the most promising reforms to our politics.

A New Hope
Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough

“At a time when democracy is in retreat around the world, I hope that the people of Malaysia have given some hope to people around the world clamouring for their own freedom.”

—Anwar Ibrahim, May 15, 2018

Pushing Back
Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin

We must remember that predatory authoritarianism is not stamped into the Russian DNA.

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Following the Leader
Are People Losing Faith in Democracy?

A new survey offers some reassurance that Americans retain their trust in democracy—but disturbing trends lurk beneath the surface.

The Importance of Engagement
The Liberal Democratic Order in Crisis

We are at a tipping point. Around the world, many democracies are hanging by a thread and autocrats are preparing more savage assaults on what remains of freedom.

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The Pressure's On
Our Year of Living Dangerously

Domestic and international pressures are intersecting in dangerous ways for the Trump presidency in 2018.

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A Wake Up Call
This Sputnik Moment

As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment.

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Political Decay
How to Reverse the Degradation of Our Politics

To fix democracy globally, we must first address toxic partisanship and polarization here at home. A promising electoral experiment in Maine might show the way.

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