Many South Africans fear and mistrust the police.
Clashes between student protesters and armed security (whether public or private) compel South Africans to consider the role of use of force in the context of protests.
Living it up? Hardly.
The world's most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.
The dear leader, c'est moi.
Turkey is sliding into autocracy – and the man at the helm seems keen to speed things up.
In the future, will Turkey be a little, or a lot, democratic?
A professor at Ohio State surveyed Turkish citizens about their views on democracy. What he learned helps explain the current crisis in the EU wannabe.
Kem Ley’s funeral.
When Kem Ley was shot in broad daylight in Phnom Penh, Cambodia lost a vital voice for freedom. But could his death galvanise a movement against the authoritarian old order?
Godwin’s Law? Bring it on.
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Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Hungary isn’t in a welcoming mood.
Economic slowdown and a refugee influx have rattled Europe deeply, and some countries seem to have had enough.
Trump or Cruz? Whom to choose?
A survey of 1,200 voters provides insight into which candidate is closest to the median American voter on the issues.
Trump’s popularity reflects a broader cultural phenomenon.
Research from the University of Maryland suggests that 'Trump culture' is part of human culture, and has its roots in warfare, famine and natural disasters.
Riot police detain a supporter of Forum for Democratic Change, Uganda’s leading opposition party, as they break up a campaign procession.
The heavy-handed tactics used by Uganda's authorities during the 2016 elections have raised questions about a return to an oppressive past.
President Xi Jinping and the rest of the Chinese leadership do not get to positions of national leadership without undergoing decades of trials to demonstrate their capacity to run a country.
The China Model features political meritocracy at the top, democracy at the bottom and experimentation in between. The West can learn from the best of Chinese leadership, even if it is authoritarian.
I could’ve sworn there were more of you yesterday…
If Labour really is turfing "infiltrators" out of its purportedly open leadership election, it's only proving that moderate centrism is often no such thing.
We all want to change the world.
Police violence has dominated American headlines over the past year. The seemingly unaccounted-for police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson brought renewed attention and public protests…