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Democracy needs defending, Clinton affirms | National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

A new global architecture will ensure America’s global leadership over the next century, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this morning, outlining an effort to “rethink, reform and recalibrate” US foreign policy. Supporting democracy, human rights and independent civil society will remain a key policy focus, but she cautioned that US leadership abroad requires a robust

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Engage civil society to revive ASEAN human rights agenda

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): ASEAN’s failure to back a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Burma is a “big blow”

The kind of democracy promotion that rolls off the tongue…….

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): You thought communism collapsed because of Reagan or Star Wars or the system’s own internal contradictions? Wrong. It

Promoting democracy – a realist approach

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The legacy of the Bush administration’s Freedom Agenda has prompted renewed skepticism towards democracy promotion, particularly amongst liberal

Azerbaijan court rejects dissident blogger’s appeal

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A dissident blogger will remain in jail after an Azerbaijani rejected an appeal for early release, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani

Urge for freedom the countervailing force against new authoritarians

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Authoritarian regimes have “refined their techniques to stay in power, learning from each other and thinking two steps

Democracy a key weapon in ideological struggle, says Hoyer

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) does not seem to share the “at-the-highest-levels impatience with democracy and

A community of democracies? Think again

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Turkey and Brazil may be democracies, but that does not translate into support for US policies, for globalization

Central Asia: don’t call dictators democrats

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Kyrgyzstan’s recent regime change is more likely to expand Russia’s influence than generate any democratic domino effect. “Illusions

State Dept dissenter critical of democracy policy

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): President Barack Obama prefers “building ideas” to promoting democracy, a State Department insider claims.

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Cuba: artists demand solidarity with the people, not complicity with regime

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A group of Spanish-speaking artists and intellectuals, including Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodovar, have launched a new campaign for

Kyrgyzstan: US can seize moral high ground

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The United States has a strategic interest in promoting democracy in Kyrgyzstan, writes Kathleen Collins. The recent uprising

Promoting digital democracy – or cyber Cold War?

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet Freedom is prompting some interesting reactions, judging by this sample

US will promote Internet freedom, digital democracy

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The US Government will fund and facilitate innovative approaches to expanding internet freedom and access, Secretary of State

Autocrats of the world, unite?

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The new cynicism about U.S. support for democracy promotion is taking a toll, writes James Kirchik. Whatever the

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