Can Democracy Make a Comeback?


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More the 100 days into his administration, President Biden has faced a fraught moment for democracy. Within the last year, protests for racial equity have underlined the challenge of systemic racism in the United States, while dubious claims of election fraud culminated in the shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Across the globe, the military’s grip in Myanmar holds firm after a coup, while the Kremlin put political dissident Alexei Navalny behind bars. With Biden making democracy promotion a key element in his address to Congress last week, can democracy make a comeback?

Ashley Quarcoo, a senior fellow at Carnegie, joins Laura to discuss the task of bolstering democracy at home in the United States and abroad.

Read Ashley's latest work:

"Can Biden Revive Democracy at Home and Abroad?"

"The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Democracy"

"Reversing the Tide: Towards a New US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism"

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