Ignoring the lack of democracy in Georgia , the NED pretends to support democracy in Georgia.

February 13, 2020 § Leave a comment

New Initiative on Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience to Launch at Munich Security Conference

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New Initiative on Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience to Launch at Munich Security Conference

February 13, 2020 – On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Munich Security Conference, global thought leaders and experts on disinformation will launch a new report, “Firming Up Democracy’s Soft Underbelly: Authoritarian Influence and Media Vulnerability,” written by Edward Lucas.  The report explores how Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes have invested billions of dollars in media enterprises and information initiatives to manipulate, distort, and censor the global information environment. The report is the first of a series of publications to be released in the coming months as part of the International Forum for Democratic Studies’ new Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience initiative.
Alina Polyakova, the President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), will moderate the panel discussion featuring author Edward Lucas of CEPA, Christopher Walker from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), award-winning journalist Anne Applebaum, and Teija Tiilikainen from the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. The Munich Security Conference is considered to be among the most influential independent forums for international decision-makers from around the world to debate current and future security challenges.

The need to understand the compromising effects of sharp power—which impairs free expression, neutralizes independent institutions, and distorts the political environment—has never been more apparent, as globalization deepens integration between democracies and autocracies. Building upon the ground-breaking past analysis by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the new Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series will examine the ways in which leading authoritarian regimes seek to manipulate the political landscape and censor independent expression within democratic settings, and to highlight potential civil society responses. (Read the past research on sharp power here.)

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National Endowment for Democracy is a “bipartistan” con for Empire.

February 11, 2020 § Leave a comment

Where were these swinish sniggling “bipartisan” creeps during the Kemp suit in Georgia?
Conspiring to tip over democracies in Latin America and elsewhere.

 

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Journal of Democracy

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Celebrating 30 Years of the
Journal of Democracy

Contributors to the Journal of Democracy’s special 30th anniversary issue reflect on democracy’s prospects in a shifting global landscape. In his introductory essay, Journal coeditor Marc F. Plattner writes that the issue’s focus “reflects our sense that we are in the early stages of what is likely to be a long struggle. Democracy may be down, but it certainly is not out.” The articles in this issue are available free of charge through February 15 at Project MUSE.
The January 2020 issue is the last issue under the leadership of Marc F. Plattner. With Plattner’s retirement, William J. Dobson has assumed the position of coeditor of the Journal. Dobson was most recently chief international editor at NPR and is author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy (2012). Read more in the full press release.
NED President Carl Gershman (left) and Journal of Democracy coeditor Larry Diamond (right) present Marc F. Plattner (center) the “Goddess of Democracy” to mark his retirement and recognize his accomplishments as founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy.

To commemorate the anniversary, the International Forum for Democratic Studies held a celebration on January 23, 2020 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, entitled “Democracy Embattled.”

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“The greatest threats to liberal democracy are internal—the rise of an ‘illiberal democracy’ that erodes protections for individual freedom; an ethnonationalism at war with social diversity; and a loss of confidence among leading democracies that makes their leaders less willing to use political and economic power to create a supportive geopolitical climate for democracy.”
William Galston on the anniversary issue in the Wall Street Journal
From left: Will Dobson (new coeditor), Marc F. Plattner, and Larry Diamond reflect on the evolution of the Journal of Democracy.
From left: Sheri Berman, Yascha Mounk, and Shanthi Kalathil discuss “The Global State of Democracy.”
From left: Michele Dunne and Lucan Way discuss the resurgence and vulnerabilities of authoritarianism.
From left: Steven Levitsky and Thomas Carothers speak on “The Global State of Democracy.”
From Left: Lucan Way and Steven Levitsky, Journal of Democracy editorial board co-chairs, sat down with the Journal‘s Brent Kallmer to discuss the new competitive authoritarianism that has emerged in some countries with relatively strong democratic traditions and institutions.
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