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Democracy Square
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Democracy Watch
The Long Freedom Slump

The good news is that democracy is not declining, at least in the aggregate. The bad news is that developing countries have taken a turn for the worse.

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America & the Authoritarians
A Hinge in History?

We live in perilous times. A domestic constitutional crisis that looks ever-more likely would unfold in a global context of profound turbulence and instability.

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Constructive Vigilance
Will China Rule The World?

China’s worldwide influence campaign requires a coordinated response from all segments of American society—not just politicians and policy-makers.

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After the Midterms
A New Age of Reform

Big changes are coming to how we do democracy in America.

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Not Only Khashoggi
License to Kill

We must make it clear, not only to the Saudi monarchy but to all the world’s dictators, that they cannot murder their opponents with impunity.

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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.

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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

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Pushing Back
Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin

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

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