Does democracy have a vibrant future across the globe? Widely embraced for decades as the form of government best positioned to ensure peace and prosperity, many nations are now seeing the erosion of their democratic institutions and the rising influence of authoritarianism. How did we get to this point? Two experts, Yascha Mounk and Richard Haass, explore the myriad of challenges facing the United States and other countries.
Richard Haass is in his 19th year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a veteran diplomat, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions. Yascha Mounk is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also an associate professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University and a contributing editor at the Atlantic.
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