U.S. Democracy Promotion & the Arab World
Sep 17, 2019
Years after the launch of a “Freedom Agenda” by the Bush administration, the Arab Spring led the U.S. to see new opportunities for democracy promotion in the Arab world. In a new book, CPD Research Fellow Mieczysław Boduszyński takes a look at the policy behind, and implications of, U.S. democracy promotion in the Arab world in the years following 2011.
In addition to delving into where, why and how the U.S. executes democracy promotion as a part of its foreign policy, Boduszyński explains the trajectory of U.S. policy and examines the context from which it emerged.
“The policy was frequently reactive and inconsistent, with a mismatch between rhetoric and action,” Boduszyński writes in the book's first chapter. “After 2013, the general trajectory of the policy was clear: from an initial embrace of the protests and their aspirations, to a noble but restrained effort to push a democratic transition, and finally to a loss..Read more
Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has launched a ministerial group on government digital technology to push digital public services reform. The group will consist of ministers and officials from across government departments and will work to deliver a “digital transformation” in government. After the departure of Mike Bracken earlier in 2015, the executive director ofRead more
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British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
19th June 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Digital Transformation in the Public Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina In the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, big data, and many more are now transforming societies, economies, institutions and businesses across the globe. Governments worldwide are strategically leveraging new technologies to fundamentally improve policies, decision-making, public services and systems.
Yet the full potential of digital government worldwide, including in Bosnia and Herzegovina, remains largely untapped. Global practice shows that to build a public sector fit for the future, governments must “reinvent” themselves. Digital transformation is not just about new technologies, but requires an overhaul of organizational structures, work processes, skills, culture and mindset. This applies not only to governme..
Orville Schell and Larry Diamond, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 21, 2018 10:51 a.m. ET
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President Donald Trump insists that China has been ripping off America for decades, but even if the two countries manage to negotiate—and honor—new terms for trade, basic reciprocity will still be sorely lacking elsewhere in the relationship and will continue to create tensions.
Consider the stark imbalance in media access. In the U.S., Beijing has established both a radio network and a television network, which distribute state-controlled programming to American audiences. China also publishes newspapers and magazines here in Chinese and English, Chinese websites are available to Americans online, and the U.S. readily gives work visas to Chinese reporters, who then feed content back to state-run propaganda organs at home.
By contrast, American media aren’t permitted to operate any television or radio networks in China, and the government partially or completely blocks ..
The Future of Public Diplomacy （Hazel)