Is There Any Southeast Asian Autocrat That the US Won’t Do Business With?
By David Hutt
Hypocrisy is an inevitable part of power politics. But there are limits to how far a nation like the U.S. should compromise.
Another and Better Way of Promoting Democracy
By Rizal Ramli
Preaching and pressuring has failed to move the needle. An era of resurgent authoritarianism calls for a new approach.
Democracy Promotion in the Indo-Pacific: Prelude to a ‘Biden Doctrine’?
By Mark S. Cogan and Paul D. Scott
Despite its limits, the Biden administration should anchor its foreign policy in support of democratic principles and self-determination.
Time for a New US-India Democracy Partnership
By Yamini Aiyar and Lisa Gilbert
Both countries need to work together to improve trust in democratic institutions.
The Solution to Illiberal Democracy in the Age of Trump: Liberal Autocracy
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Recent events should make Western governments reexamine exactly what they are advocating for.
Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
The Diplomat talks with Dr. Mariya Y. Omelicheva about why efforts to promote democracy have failed in the region.
Capitalism: The Right Way to Promote Democracy
By Zachary Keck
If the U.S. is going to promote democracy, it has a moral responsibility to get better at it.