Democracy has been in global decline for the past 14 years. Now it’s confronted with a crisis not seen in the modern era. Autocrats are seeking to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic as democracies grapple with their own various responses. But could this be a pivotal moment, when liberal democratic leaders and transnational institutions such as the EU begin to restore trust after a decade of rising global mass protests over lack of faith in politicians and institutions? Mike Abramowitz and Sam Brannen join Susan and Greg to discuss the effects of the coronavirus crisis and potential future scenarios.
The Cable is a production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group.
President, Freedom House
Director, Risk and Foresight Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senior Fellow, CSIS International Security Program
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
Director, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard
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