A fortnight that shook Russia … and what next
Nigel Gould-Davies assesses the Navalny case – from his dramatic return to Russia to his arrest and improsonment. Why does this somewhat detached figure who has no vast army of support in the country scare the authorities so?
Global democracy has a very bad year
The Economist publishes their annual survey of the world’s democracies
Why supporting resilient political systems is key to a successful Biden democracy agenda
Patrick Quirk explores how the new US President might make his promotion of democracy into a meaningful foreign policy.
Perspectives | What the Second Karabakh War tells us about the liberal international order
Reviewing the Second Karabakh War, Kevork Oskanian suggests that the breakdown in the liberal international order is apparent in the way that the conflict was resolved and sets massive challenges for those who might want to see the Trump administration as a mere blip.
The Future of Democracy and State Building in Postconflict Armenia
Laure Delcour argues that the EU has lot a lot of ground in its relationship with Armenia and that the country’s pro-democracy reforms since 2018 may now slip backwards