A Double Lesson from Taiwan

Nathan Gardels at Noemi: If Biden’s aim is to challenge China’s one-party system that has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and modernized its infrastructure in record time — while the likes of democratic India still lack toilets for 50% of its population 70...

The Decline of Democracy Promotion

Anne Applebaum at The Atlantic: The centrality of democracy to American foreign policy has been declining for many years—at about the same pace, perhaps not coincidentally, as the decline of respect for democracy in America itself. The Trump presidency was a four-year...

Dissatisfaction with Democracy

Richard Wike and colleagues report on a survey of 17 advanced economies surveyed this spring by Pew Research Center: A median of 57% across 17 publics say they are satisfied with the way their democracy is working. But while views of democracy are relatively positive...

Nobel Prize and Threats to Journalists

Roger Cohen at NY Times: The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov, comes at a time of growing assaults on a free press across the world, as authoritarian governments extend their reach and the slogan of “fake news” is used...