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Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
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.

AUKUS, Civic Decay, and the Challenges Facing Democratic Coalitions
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.
The State of Democracy in Asia
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?

Elections in a Pandemic: Lessons From Asia
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.

New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
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.

Democracy vs North Korea
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?

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
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?
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
June 16, 2015

Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?

By Jin Kai
An argument for "universal values" with Chinese characteristics.

Support for Democracy Should Be the US Strategy for Asia
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.”

Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege
November 20, 2014

Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege

By Joshua Kurlantzick
This has not been a good year for Southeast Asian democracy.

The Pivot and Democratic Regression in Southeast Asia
October 04, 2014

The Pivot and Democratic Regression in Southeast Asia

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Could the U.S. pivot to Asia have encouraged authoritarianism in the region?
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