Justine Doody

Justine Doody is an editor and analyst specializing on foreign policy. She writes for the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s SGI News and BTI Blog.


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Uzbekistan’s Vote: Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still out of Reach

President Shavkat Mirziyoev. Photo by kremlin.ru via commons.wikimedia.org, CC BY 4.0 Uzbekistan has remained a one-party state even though parliamentary elections are slated for late 2019 or early 2020. But will President Shavkat Mirziyoyev extend his series of tentative reforms? When Uzbekistan’s strongman Islam Karimov died in 2016, few believed that good things were in […]

Built Upon Non-Interference: Can ASEAN Economic Integration Succeed?

Factory Workers in Cambodia. Photo by ILO in Asia and the Pacific, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ In April 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will host its 32nd summit. The path to economic integration laid down by the foundation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 holds the promise of increasing living […]

Georgia: Backsliding on Justice?

Georgian Policemen. Photo by flickr.com user jb via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ On 10 June 2017, thousands of Georgians protested on the streets of Tbilisi in support of two young rappers, members of the group Birja Mafia, who were arrested on drugs charges that they say were trumped up. The protests marked another […]

Serbia’s PM Vučić: Yet Another Populist Strongman?

Aleksandar Vučić, Serbia’s prime minister | By Amanda Voisard via UN Photo Public desire for strong leadership might allow Serbia’s prime minister, Aleksandar Vučić, soon to become president. But will he be able to steer the country through the current tide of regional and domestic tensions? Serbia’s populist prime minister, Aleksandar Vučić, will stand in […]

No Blank Checks for Europe’s Populists

European People’s Party/flickr.com, CC BY 2.0 The populist turn in the West since the global economic crisis and the refugee crisis is undermining Europe’s liberal democratic model. But are illiberal ideals really as popular as they seem? From Donald Trump in the US to Viktor Orbán in Hungary, the forces of illiberal, nationalist populism are […]

Ulan Bator - Mongolia - The Parliament

Mongolia: The Hidden Welfare Champion?

Ulan Bator – Mongolia – The Parliament, by Mario Carvajal, via flickr.com, CC BY 2.0 The World Social Forum convenes in Montreal from August 9-14. On occasion of the world’s largest civil society gathering, we look at an unknown star of social policy: Mongolia. Capitalizing on its mineral wealth, the country has set out to […]