Regional geopolitics is fueling authoritarianism within Turkey, and the latter in turn weakens Turkey’s democratic legitimacy among reformers across the Middle East.
Constrained by their adherence to the principle of non-interference, Asian democracies have been reluctant to proactively push Burma toward democratization.
By April 1 Myanmar will have elected its new president, heralding the end of over six decades of authoritarianism. But the new administration faces daunting economic, social, and political challenges.
Carnegie and the Observer Research Foundation co-hosted a two-day meeting of Carnegie’s Rising Democracies Network in New Delhi, India.
Deficiencies of democratic governance in the United States raise questions about its efforts to promote democracy abroad. U.S. democracy aid organizations should begin working to strengthen democracy at home.
If Argentinian President Mauricio Macri makes good on his recent statements, a renewed push to rethink and promote democracy and human rights in South America could be on the way.
The rule of law is about constraining power. It is meant to prevent those with the power of violence or the power of money or the power of status from getting more power, money, and status than anyone else.
Social conservatives are on the march across the world—but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
Myanmar’s new parliament will begin deliberations in late January 2016, and a new president will be elected in March. But there is no certainty that the transfer of power will be smooth or peaceful—or whether it will happen at all.
Many people in non-Western countries say that they want a democratic system of governance—but just not Western-style democracy. Yet what is meant by non-Western democracy often remains unclear, and at times is merely a cover for non-democratic practices.