Regulating Hostile Intervention in Elections

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by Larry Garber The intelligence community has conclusively established that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, but little has yet been done legislatively to prevent similar active measures in future elections. The lack of action reflects an understandable desire… Continue Reading  

One Person, One Vote, One Time

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by Paul R. Pillar An old fear about Islamist political parties entering government is that once in power, even if they’d gained their position through democratic means, they would subvert democracy for the sake of maintaining power. The U.S. government… Continue Reading  

Trumping Democracy in America’s Empire of Bases

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by David Vine Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Criticism… Continue Reading  

Israeli Occupation Is Poisoning America’s Democracy

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by Lara Friedman As Americans come out in huge numbers to challenge the illiberal policies of President Donald J. Trump, they should be mindful of developments in and emanating from another increasingly illiberal democracy: Israel. In power in Israel for… Continue Reading  

Erdogan: Democracy Respecter?

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by Derek Davison Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had some harsh words on Wednesday for Americans who are criticizing their new president-elect, Donald Trump: “The West will continue to welcome tyrants who have blood on their hands with… Continue Reading