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As powerful democratic states around the world face increasing strain from an interconnected set of domestic challenges — political, economic, and cultural — as well as uncertainty about American strategy and the implications of emerging technologies, Asia represents a critical frontier for democracy and a major focal point for America’s leadership in the 21st century.

Where phase 1 of the Democracy in Asia initiative focused on key challenges to democratic governance, phase 2’s focus shifted from diagnosis to policy prescription.


Policy prescriptions (Phase 2)


Key Challenges (phase 1)


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