The President’s Inbox
Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in India, With Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in India, With Pratap Bhanu Mehta

March 30, 2021

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This week, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, leading scholar of political theory, constitutional law, international affairs, and society and politics in India, breaks down the health of democracy in India. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Europe, With Ivan Krastev

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Europe, With Ivan Krastev

March 23, 2021

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This week, Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and permanent fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria, discusses democratic backsliding across Europe. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.

Democracy Tested: Democratic Crises in U.S. History, With Suzanne Mettler

Democracy Tested: Democratic Crises in U.S. History, With Suzanne Mettler

March 16, 2021

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This week, Suzanne Mettler, John L. Senior professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University, places the current crisis of American democracy in historical perspective. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.

Democracy Tested: The Global Democratic Recession, With Yascha Mounk

Democracy Tested: The Global Democratic Recession, With Yascha Mounk

March 9, 2021

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This week, Yascha Mounk, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the signs of a worldwide democratic recession. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.

Global Progress Toward Gender Equality, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

Global Progress Toward Gender Equality, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

March 2, 2021

Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR’s Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss women’s rights, gender equality, and the significance of International Women’s Day, which is marked on March 8th.