While U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to kick off the first global summit on democracy, former Kosovo Minister for European Integration and university professor Blerim Reka recalls that two days ago the U.S. approved the first “US Strategy on Countering Corruption”. According to Professor Reka, both developments, the first global summit on democracy and the strategy on countering corruption, are globalizing the issues that were considered “internal” so far.
In a short analysis published on social media, Reka underlines Biden’s warning that “Democracy does not happen by accident. We have to defend it, fight for it, strengthen it and renew it” and that “corruption is a cancer of a society and a threat to US national security.”
By analyzing these new doctrines, Reka states that “internal affairs are thus becoming global, and the shield of violent sovereignty is falling apart”.
According to Reka “democratic bridges are replacing autocratic walls. The protective shell of dictators is cracking. Domestic issues are becoming global issues. International relations with human faces are replacing the state-centric ones. Corruption has become a strategic threat, while democracy a global value.”
Hence “the time of corrupt autocrats is over. The shield of stabilitocracy does not help them anymore”, Reka concludes.