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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?

Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
October 10, 2017

Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad

By Sarah Cook
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.

As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017

As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist

By Kate Schuetze
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
May 02, 2017

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics

By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
February 25, 2017

Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously

By Champa Patel
To serve as a model regional organization, ASEAN can no longer ignore human rights violations.

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