Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, November 23, 2015
To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Christian Caryl makes the case that one of the best ways to undermine the Islamic State and its jihadist ideology is to help Tunisia become a successful democracy. Emily Crane Linn and Nicholas Linn chronicle the downfall of the Nour ...
Christian Caryl makes the case that one of the best ways to undermine the Islamic State and its jihadist ideology is to help Tunisia become a successful democracy.
Emily Crane Linn and Nicholas Linn chronicle the downfall of the Nour Party, Egypt’s last political home for Islamists.
Matthew Schaaf explains why last week’s big victory for LGBT rights in Ukraine might be short-lived.
And now for this week’s recommended reads:
In the American Interest, Minxin Pei argues that the Chinese Communist Party’s authoritarian model is exhausted, and that it must change its ways or perish.
Writing for the Center for European Policy Analysis, Edward Lucas and Ben Nimmo scrutinize Russia’s approach to information warfare.
In the New Statesman, Oliver Bullough takes stock of Ukraine’s battle against corruption.
The Worldwide Movement for Human Rights (FIDH) issues a report debunking the myth that universal human rights standards are not appropriate for Asian countries.
Democracy Digest issues an update on Syrian activist (and former FP Global Thinker) Bassel Khartabil, whose fate remains unclear after the authorities moved him to a new prison last month.
Writing for Al Jazeera, Mustafa Akyol explains the decline of Turkey’s democracy under President Erdogan.
In a post for the Global Anticorruption Blog, Richard Messick reviews a new book about police reform in developing societies.
And finally, in an FP podcast hosted by Seyward Darby, Erica Chenoweth and David Scheffer debate when non-violent social and political movements should take up arms.
In the photo, a street vendor sells scarves of Turkish President Recep Taqyyip Erdogan on November 3, 2015 in Istanbul.
Photo credit: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images