On December 9–10, President Joe Biden will host a Summit for Democracy, a virtual event to which the leaders of more than one hundred democracies worldwide have been invited. The Summit convenes as the world enters what Biden has framed as a broad global struggle between democracy and autocracy.

Autocratic powers, particularly China and Russia, have become more assertive in challenging rules-based international order. Democracies are on the defensive as they seek to contend with these threats, with many facing their own internal challenges. To succeed in this new era, the United States and its democratic allies and partners must find new ways to strengthen cooperation.

Is it time for a new Alliance of Democracies? What would be the purpose and mission of such an alliance? Which nations should be included? In light of the upcoming summit, is there a feasible way to bring this alliance to life?

On December 7, the Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, will release a report, An Alliance of Democracies: From Concept to Reality in an Era of Strategic Competition, by Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig, and Jonas Parello-Plesner.

Please join us for an engaging discussion on the upcoming Summit for Democracy and the potential to establish an Alliance of Democracies. This virtual public event will take place from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 7.


Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Founder, Alliance of Democracies Foundation
Former Prime Minister of Denmark, Former NATO Secretary General

Damon Wilson
National Endowment for Democracy

Video statements

Johannes Vogel
Deputy Chair, Free Democratic Party
German Bundestag

Tom Tugendhat
Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee
UK House of Commons

Panel discussion

Emma Ashford
Senior Fellow
New American Engagement Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Ash Jain
Director for Democratic Order
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Jonas Parello-Plesner
Executive Director
Alliance of Democracies Foundation

Ryan Heath
Senior Editor

360/Stratcom 2022

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