U.S. Allies Drive Much of World’s Democratic Decline, Data Shows
The New York Times, November 2021
New data from The New York Times and V-Dem finds that US allied countries accounted for a significantly outsize share of global democratic backsliding in the last decade. This has particular implications for the long-held impression that the US is an “innately democratizing force in the world,” and raises flags about the erosion of US-style institutions.