U.S. Role In The World

When soft power solutes despots

By Mark Leon Goldberg ● American Prospect ● 11/14/2017

Countries around the world in recent years have experienced “democratic backsliding,” a circumstance wherein those institutions conducive to democratic governance and rule of law have been stifled by a ruling regime. As the United States recedes as a global advocate for democracy and human rights, trends are likely to deteriorate even further.

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