Democracy in retreat worldwide, warns UK foreign minister Raab

Democracy in retreat worldwide, warns UK foreign minister Raab
Democracy in retreat worldwide, warns UK foreign minister Raab

Hello and welcome to the details of Democracy in retreat worldwide, warns UK foreign minister Raab and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - British foreign minister Dominic Raab warns that democracy is in retreat around the world. — Reuters pic

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

LONDON, March 16 ― Democracy is in retreat around the world, British foreign minister Dominic Raab will warn today in a speech setting out the danger that autocratic regimes pose to global stability and prosperity.

Britain this week announced an overhaul of its foreign and defence policy to prioritise influence in the Indo-Pacific as a way to help moderate the expanding power and assertiveness of China's Communist Party leadership.

Speaking to the US Aspen Security Forum to project that new agenda beyond a domestic audience, Raab will sum up the foreign policy review as a mission to be a “force for good in the world”, saying that global democratic institutions are under their greatest threat since the end of the Cold War in 1989-90.

“Democracy is in retreat,” he will say, adding that data showed that this decade the combined economic output of autocratic regimes is expected to exceed the combined output of the world’s democracies.

“Tyranny is richer than freedom, and that matters to us here at home because stable, freedom-respecting democracies are much less likely to go to war, house terrorists or trigger large scale flows of migrants,” Raab said.

“They are generally, not always, but generally easier to trade with, and easier to cooperate with to solve our shared problems.”

Since its 2016 vote to leave the European Union, Britain have been searching for a new role on the global stage which lives up to the promise made by Brexit campaigners ― namely that, outside the EU, British influence would be projected around the world and bring greater economic prosperity.

Raab's speech will try to show that Britain, although dwarfed economically and militarily by China and the United States, now has a strategy to meet those expectations.

Central to that plan is finding a leading role in protecting democracies and building a new international system based on democratic values.

“Without power, without economic, military, diplomatic, cultural clout, we can do nothing,” Raab will say. ― Reuters

These were the details of the news Democracy in retreat worldwide, warns UK foreign minister Raab for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Kidnapped French girl, 8, rescued in Switzerland
NEXT Youth join mainstream as India unveils development initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir