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  • Responding to the Challenges of Our Time

    Sunday, 2 May 2021

    In 2016, the world had changed in ways that no pundit could have completely foreseen.

    From the northern portion of the Atlantic to the western shores of the Pacific, popular despots had suddenly come to power, upsetting the “liberal international order” that had governed global affairs since the end of the Cold War. The Varieties of Democracy Institute described this slew of events…


  • Building the New Normal: A Social Democratic Roadmap (Part II)

    Sunday, 4 April 2021

    This latest issue of the Socdem Asia Quarterly appears a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic because of its “alarming levels of spread and severity.” Since then, the virus has infected more than 123 million people, and has claimed the lives of nearly 3 million individuals. But apart from its horrific death toll, the social consequences of…


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