We begin with the Biden administration’s second Summit for Democracy that began today in Washington D.C. with over 120 world leaders joining in by video minus NATO members Hungary and Turkey who were excluded although India’s Modi, who just jailed the leader of the opposition, did join in as did Israeli PM Netanyahu who is busy dismantling Israel’s democratic checks and balances in order to stay out of jail. Joining us is Laura Thornton, director and senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Previously, she was director of global programs at International IDEA where she managed multiple teams across Europe focused on constitution-building, parliamentary process, elections, gender and inclusion, political parties, and democracy assessment and analysis. We discuss her article at The Hill, “What can be salvaged from Biden’s Democracy Summit.”

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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