In Asia, the door is wide open to new partnerships bolstering democratic norms.

By , the senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University.
14 December 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s best moment at last week’s Summit for Democracy was when he declared “democracy needs champions” before the most impressive gathering of potential champions of democracy ever assembled. Only the United States could have done this, even with its own recent setbacks on the march toward a better democracy. But if Biden wants to shift from symbolism to what he promised would be a “year in action,” he will need to pass more of the initiative to U.S. allies.