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Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit has Revived the Milk Tea Alliance
August 09, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit has Revived the Milk Tea Alliance

By Wichuta Teeratanabodee and Quah Say Jye
After a period of dormancy, the U.S. House Speaker's controversial visit has breathed new life into the regional pro-democracy coalition.

Taiwan Provides Powerful Lessons on Democratic Resilience
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. 
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.

Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger 
October 14, 2021

Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger 

By Grant Wyeth
Abbott’s visit may have been counterproductive both for Taiwan itself and for Taiwan’s support in Australia.

Authoritarianism Can’t Beat Climate Change 
July 30, 2021

Authoritarianism Can’t Beat Climate Change 

By Alexander Butler
If indeed there does exist a pathway out of global climate governance gridlock, the answer does not lie at the feet of authoritarian monoliths.

Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?
May 12, 2021

Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?

By Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag and Fernando Casal Bértoa
Popular presidential elections can serve to increase fragmentation, weaken political parties, and promote polarization, putting democracy at risk. 

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?
January 14, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.
It’s Time for an International Human Rights Alliance to Defend Democracy
October 23, 2020

It’s Time for an International Human Rights Alliance to Defend Democracy

By Times Wang and Jianli Yang
By now, the need for principled solidarity in the face of the PRC’s abuses should be obvious.

Democracy? Autocracy? Coronavirus Doesn’t Care.
March 17, 2020

Democracy? Autocracy? Coronavirus Doesn’t Care.

By Maylin Meisenheimer
Capacity for governance best predicts the performance countries have against the coronavirus.

How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018

How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed

By Rafi Fazil
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.

Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back
November 10, 2017

Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back

By Harsh V. Pant
Cooperation between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India is here to stay.
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?

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