March 04, 2022
What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Means for the Pacific
By Joshua Mcdonald
Simply put, the future is Asian, and Europe would be wise to ensure it protects Asian democracies from the threatening autocracy in their neighborhood: China.
January 27, 2022
Taiwan Provides Powerful Lessons on Democratic Resilience
By Zoe Leung and Alan H. Yang
The future of democracy hinges on inclusive partnerships among like-minded democracies and stakeholders.
November 30, 2021
Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.
November 15, 2021
AUKUS, Civic Decay, and the Challenges Facing Democratic Coalitions
By Grant Wyeth
Adherence to democratic values and practices is essential for maintaining stability in Australia’s neighborhood. That extends to alliance maintenance, too.
November 01, 2020
The State of Democracy in Asia
By Yun-han Chu, Michael Vatikiotis, Mosharraf Zaidi, and Catherine Putz
Has the global narrative of democratic decline held true in the Indo-Pacific region?
August 05, 2020
Elections in a Pandemic: Lessons From Asia
By Adhy Aman
Mongolia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea prove that COVID-19 elections are possible, but difficult.
December 13, 2017
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
By Luke Hunt
The development suggests that more of the same is at work in this realm in the Southeast Asian state.
October 13, 2017
Democracy vs North Korea
By David Straub
Why have democracies proven unable to halt the North Korean dictatorship’s development of nuclear weapons?
September 15, 2017
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
By Leena Rikkila Tamang and Mette Bakken
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?
June 16, 2015
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
By Jin Kai
An argument for "universal values" with Chinese characteristics.
December 17, 2014
Support for Democracy Should Be the US Strategy for Asia
By Scott Bates
“Now it is time for America to be clear that we stand with the new democracies of Asia.”
November 20, 2014
Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege
By Joshua Kurlantzick
This has not been a good year for Southeast Asian democracy.