As Latin America grapples with three overlapping crises--devastation from the coronavirus pandemic, severe economic contraction, and heightened political polarization and democratic backsliding--regional cooperation is falling badly short.
Rapid innovation in digital technology has ushered in a new era of political repression. Regimes seek novel ways to control, manipulate, surveil, and disrupt real or perceived internal threats.
A year into the pandemic, new political challenges have emerged. For democracies, what lessons and reforms will they address following the crisis?
As autocracy engulfs ever more countries, how should the world’s remaining democracies respond? Many are struggling to address internal demands from aggrieved citizens and pandemic pressures, while fending off attempts from authoritarian governments to undermine them from without and within.
In this symposium, prominent experts engage with the authors of the recent major Carnegie paper, “South Africa: When Strong Institutions and Massive Inequalities Collide,” to probe these tensions and the prospects for South Africa political and economic future.
Is the global democratic recession of recent years continuing? Or are international political currents shifting? Join us for a presentation of the Varieties of Democracy 2021 Annual Report.
Around the world, ineffective and even fraudulent responses by governments to COVID-19 have escalated citizens' demands for greater transparency and accountability and civil society actors are responding to meet that need.
Tripoli, the capital of northern Lebanon, is in the news once again. Over the past few weeks, the city has been the site of protests and clashes amidst the country’s deteriorating economic situation.
Last year, Facebook set up the Oversight Board as an independent body to review its content moderation decisions and make binding judgments about its policies. The Board is now poised to consider one of the most significant questions: should Donald Trump’s Facebook account remain suspended?
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is a major policy challenge for President Joe Biden, who is eager to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.