FP Virtual Dialogue: Uniting Political Parties to Defend Democracy
How can officials build political bridges in the wake of democratic crises?
Few events have garnered such multipartisan alignment as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Spurred by the global outcry, lawmakers on both sides of the U.S. political aisle have come out publicly in favor of increasing sanctions against Russia and expanding aid to Ukraine. Political parties within Ukraine have coalesced under the unifying goal of defending their country against Russia’s attacks. Building similar political bridges in governments around the world will be essential to defending democracies and addressing the complex and global challenges of our time.
What key issues and unique aspects have led to this broad agreement on aid to Ukraine? How are political parties around the world responding to the crisis and reaching agreement in their responses? What are the lessons that lawmakers have taken from this crisis that can be applied to bolster safety of those in conflict zones and protect democracy in the future?
Against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine and global democratic backsliding, Foreign Policy, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), will convene government and civil society leaders to explore the dynamics that are fostering collaboration among major political parties and how closer ties can be nurtured around the world.
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Thomas A. Daschle
Senator Chris Murphy
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