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Opinion | Biden's Democracy Summit Was Never a Good Idea. But Here's How To Make It Work.

Added 12-05-21 07:25:02am EST - “Although the gathering risks being more trouble than it's worth for the White House, we have four suggestions for mitigating the pitfalls ?" and maybe even pulling off a success.” - Politico.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Politico.com: “Opinion | Biden’s Democracy Summit Was Never a Good Idea. But Here’s How To Make It Work. ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Although the gathering risks being more trouble than it's worth for the White House, we have four suggestions for mitigating the pitfalls — and maybe even pulling off a success.

Biden will convene 100+ world leaders for a virtual “Summit for Democracy” later this week. Last month, pictured above, he met with leaders to discuss his Build Back Better World initiative. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

James Goldgeier is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of international relations at American University.

Bruce Jentleson is the William Preston Few professor of public policy and political science at Duke University.

President Joe Biden will convene more than 100 world leaders, along with civil society and private-sector representatives, for his much-touted “Summit for Democracy” on Thursday and Friday. The virtual event, focused on “renewing democracy in the United States and around the world,” fulfills a pledge Biden made repeatedly in his presidential campaign — and one that we urged him to ditch shortly after he was elected.

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