Support for democracy is waning across the Americas

Elizabeth J. Zechmeister and Noam Lupu consider the results of the most recent AmericasBarometer survey in The Conversation, which indicates that people are losing faith in democracy across the Western Hemisphere. Support for democracy has declined nearly 10 per cent since 2004, and a growing number of people view their elections and elected officials as … Continued

What a Successful Summit for Democracy Looks Like from Africa

Gregory Kearns outlines in Modern Diplomacy concrete ways for the Summit to advance democracy in Africa. He begins by considering the state of democracy in Africa, before moving on to concrete suggestions to which the US and its allies should commit. Suggestions include promoting intra-party democracy and the inclusion of minority groups (notably youth and … Continued

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