The military has spent decades trying to impose order on Pakistani politics. It has led to chaos.
Establishment parties are flagging. They should learn from political disruptors.
Across Latin America, former leaders are keeping a chokehold on their countries’ politics. It’s time their successors break free.
It is tempting to believe the horrors of the past will not haunt our future. Vladimir Putin is proving that we hold such beliefs at our peril.
While widespread violence or civil war was averted, the consequences for Russia—and Putin—could be grave.
Larry Diamond, the leading scholar of democracy, helped to found the Journal of Democracy more than 32 years ago. “Democracy’s Arc: From Resurgent to Imperiled,” published on the eve of the war in Ukraine, was his final essay as our coeditor. But Larry penned numerous pieces for the Journal. Ten of these landmark essays are…
The more determined democracies are to avoid war, the greater the risk that autocracies will wage it.
Journal coeditors Will Dobson and Tarek Masoud joined former coeditor Larry Diamond for a conversation on the future of democracy. At the event, Diamond was awarded NED’s Democracy Service Medal.
May 18, 2022
In a matter of weeks, the Russian autocrat has erased his country’s prosperity in a feckless attempt to rebuild a doomed empire.
How does a Russian autocrat celebrate Victory Day while losing a war? Expect lies, myths, and propaganda.
Why we must tackle the threat posed by Putin and his authoritarianism head on.
Marine Le Pen has remade her image to obscure her far-right populism. There is a real risk French voters won’t see through it.
Why Emmanuel Macron’s reelection hangs on him winning support from the very people he has ignored most.
Russia’s autocrat may be weakened, but his grip on power is greater than many people realize.
The International Forum for Democratic Studies’ Sharp Power Research Portal is a tool for researchers, journalists, policymakers, and activists to recognize patterns of authoritarian influence in several domains. It includes over 750 resources providing research, reporting, and analysis.
The system that Russia’s autocrat built wasn’t designed to survive the pressures it is now facing.
Ukraine doesn’t just deserve EU membership. Its bid could revive and reunify Europe.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has given the world’s democrats a renewed sense of unity and purpose. Putin’s reckless gamble may unexpectedly strengthen democracy in Europe and beyond.