The deadly attack on Holey bakery in July 2016 and a recent spate of crimes against minorities show that Bangladesh's commitment to secularism and pluralism are at stake.
There's truth in the analysis that the rise of right-wing populism is a response to the failures of globalisation. But is it the only response?
Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
Acts of arson by Kenyan high school students have been characterised as 'mindless hooliganism'. But research shows that students are actually engaging in purposeful, reasoned political action.
A linguistic battle between Brexiteers and Remainers shows how far we've come from a clear definition.
Our democratic edifice rests on the informed voter. Fake news is the concrete cancer gnawing away at the structural integrity of our society.
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
Trump's demagoguery took political discourse in America to a place where it lost contact with reality.
Whatever happens over the next four years it won’t be boring. Let’s hope we get through it.
An enormous rally in Jakarta, organised by hardline Islamic militia group the Islamic Defenders Front, appears to have mobilised a diverse group of conservative Muslims in Indonesia.
If the Donald Trumps of the world want to find out how the masters of manufacturing elections work, they had better visit Zimbabwe before their internecine struggles close them down
Trump is not a disease that befell the United States, he's a symptom of a potentially severe illness. Recovering American democracy will take quite some time.
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
The reality of the November 4 rally in Jakarta is much more complex than growing Islamic radicalism in Indonesia.
Can Hillary Clinton, as a woman president, make a difference to Egyptian women? Her former views on democratisation in Egypt leave doubt int the minds of local observers.
Donald Trump is wrong: the US election can't be rigged. But it's a different story in Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Gabon and Mexico.
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.
Did you know that if Donald Trump fails to win a single vote on Election Day, he could still be elected President? Bryan Cranston looks at the role of the "faithless Elector".
Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.