It was Joe Biden’s big campaign idea, and it allowed him to radically distance himself from Donald Trump: an international summit to defend democracy. The sequel didn’t live up to its promise: the first release, in December 2021, wasn’t an event, largely on Zoom. This does not prevent the Democratic administration from doing it again: a second edition in Washington, Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, with several heads of state and government for a summit with Joe Biden and the team of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
To be sure, the defense of democracy in the world is a cause that deserves all possible attention. For the 17th year in a row, the think tank Freedom House, which publishes an annual report, records deterioration: more countries are declining than those where freedom is improving.
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