Massimo D’Alema, who was Italy’s Prime Minister from 1998-2000, is President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and of the Fondazione Italianieuropei. He also chairs COPASIR, the Italian Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Republic.
Marek Dabrowski, a professor of economics, was First Deputy Minister of Finance under Poland’s first post-Communist government and is a former president of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw.
Ralf Dahrendorf (1929-2009), was the author of numerous acclaimed books and a European Commissioner from Germany, member of the British House of Lords, Director of the London School of Economics, and Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford.
Antoine Danchin is Honorary Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Professor and Senior Scientific Adviser at the China National GeneBank.
Jean-Pierre Danthine, a former vice chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is Professor and Co-Director of the College of Management at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Associate Member and President of the Paris School of Economics.
Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar hope for a US intervention, showing that America’s image as the champion of global freedom is not yet dead, even after four years of Donald Trump’s “America First” isolationism. But the US was always a selective supporter of democracy, and now it is a diminished one.
explains why pro-democracy protesters who place their hopes in the US are bound to be disappointed.
Former US President Donald Trump's policy of maximum pressure on the Venezuelan dictatorship failed to dislodge the regime or alleviate the humanitarian crisis. If Joe Biden is to succeed, he will need a policy that makes life as burdensome as possible for the elite and as bearable and democratic as possible for ordinary Venezuelans.
warn that negotiations without sanctions, as some advocate, is a strategy that leads nowhere.
The Jacksonian era in antebellum America was, like our own age, a time of extreme democratization and rampant anti-elitism. Now, too, the democratization of knowledge and truth can produce an odd mixture of credulity and skepticism among many ordinary Americans.
highlights the striking similarities between the current political era and an earlier “epoch of the hoax.”
Public trust in politicians – essential to individual freedom and collective development – depends on free, fair, and transparent elections. Fortunately, the Ivorian government has worked hard to ensure that the parliamentary election on March 6 is a democratic success.
is confident that the upcoming parliamentary election will reinforce his country's recent progress.
Huge fiscal and monetary stimulus programs have sparked a growing debate about whether advanced economies may sooner or later experience the sort of rapid price growth last seen a generation ago. While stimulus advocates point to current weak demand and the public’s deeply ingrained low-inflation expectations, anxious hawks fear that a new and dangerous global inflationary consensus may be taking hold.