Debunking six myths about democracy and democracy support
This article deals with six myths that have formed around democracy and democracy support which threaten to benefit democracy’s adversaries, and corrode the confidence and resilience of democracy’s defenders.
Derek Mitchell | 08.11.2022
Climate conference COP27: the sham in Sharm El Sheikh
The UN climate conference taking place in Egypt this week is an exercise in organized hypocrisy. One of the most striking images from the popular Science Fiction TV series The…
Austin G. Mackell | 07.11.2022
Democratizing global financial institutions to benefit those most in need
“The Bretton Woods institutions,” said Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, at this year’s UN General Debate, “no longer serve the purpose in the 21st century that they served…
Valentin Lang | 03.11.2022
Could an “Economic Article 5” stop authoritarian coercion?
This post discusses an instrument for counter-measures of democracies against economic coercion by authoritarian states, the so-called “Economic Article 5”, a reference to the NATO treaty
Austin G. Mackell | 26.10.2022
Malaysian foreign minister supports a new UN Parliamentary Assembly
In an article published today in the Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian, the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Saifuddin bin Abdullah, expressed his support for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary…
DWB | 14.10.2022
New Ventotene manifesto calls for a European and global federation
Following several months of drafting, European federalists have adopted an extensive and far-reaching manifesto that calls for the establishment of a United States of Europe and outlines the goal of…
Andreas Bummel | 06.10.2022
Transnational democracy discussed at global forum in Lucerne
“As a community of people living on the same planet, we have to ask ourselves how we want to govern living together. And the answer to this question can only…
DWB | 04.10.2022
Global People’s Assembly addresses demands to UN member states
While heads of states and governments meet in New York for the annual general debate of the United Nations, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) hosted an alternative online…
DWB | 23.09.2022
International survey: Citizens want a stronger and more democratic UN
A 2019 survey in Argentina, China, India, Russia, Spain, and the United States revealed that citizens overall support strengthening or maintaining the authority of the UN and making it more democratic
Farsan Ghassim | 22.09.2022
Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?
The growth of illiberal nationalism in the US and the deepening of already illiberal nationalist states like Russia and China are compromising the UN’s key mandates and thwarting serious progressive…
Kamal Malhotra | 09.09.2022
As global progress declines, UN moves Summit of the Future to 2024
The UN General Assembly in New York decided today that a “Summit of the Future” shall be convened in New York in September 2024 to adopt a “Pact for the…
DWB | 08.09.2022
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