The 100-Nation Democracy Summit: Opening Day

In convening the unprecedented gathering in Washington on December 9, President Biden told delegates that “global freedom is under threat from autocrats seeking to expand power, export influence and justify repression.” According to the Reuters News Agency, Mr. Biden added: “Democracy doesn’t happen by accident. We have to renew it with each generation. In my…

President Biden’s Democracy Summit: A Preview

At least 108 countries will participate in a yearend D.C. virtual summit beginning Dec. 9 to strengthen democracies globally. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (the CFR), “the President’s goal will need robust U.S.- European cooperation to succeed.” The gathering is organized around three broad themes: —Defending against authoritarianism —Fighting corruption —Promoting respect globally…