Democracy No!

Progressive support for democracy promotion and military intervention ignores our dismal history. A response to Rosa Brooks and Tom Perriello.

By David Rieff

Democracy and Discontent

With democracy on the run and American power in question, what's the future of democracy promotion?

By Thomas Carothers

Pursue a New Freedom Agenda

The fundamental challenge that will confront the United States after a troop drawdown in Iraq will be the same one that prompted many to clamor for the invasion in the first place: defusing the threat of radical Islamist terrorism...

By Larry Diamond

Promote Liberal Democracy

It seems a very long time ago that President George W. Bush gave his second inaugural address. In January 2005, he proclaimed that "the best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."...

By David Makovsky