The threats to Democracy in the 21st century seem to be growing on all sides. President Putin is killing hopes of Western style freedom in Russia. In response to American plans to place defensive missiles in the Czech Republic and in Poland, the Russian President has threatened to aim nuclear weapons at US military bases in Europe?!! As the Turkish Today's Zaman put it :
Group of Eight leaders seeking to focus on climate change and Africa at their summit this week may find it hard not to be distracted by the Russian bear glowering in the room. -more
Now China, intent on becoming a massive economic power while continuing to suppress any local democracy movements, has just jumped onto the anti-American bandwagon. The AP headlined the story: China Warns US May Set Off Arms Race -more.