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To the nationalist right, Vladimir Putin embodies similar qualities to Donald Trump’s: determination, virility and attachment to traditional values. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Ukraine war: while most Americans express outrage, Putin’s spell continues to hang over Republicans

Former US president Donald Trump continues to wield an important influence within the Republican Party. Notwithstanding the war in Ukraine, he and his supporters continue to look up to Vladimir Putin.
A carnival float featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin handling Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko like a puppet, is presented in the center of Cologne, western Germany, on February 28, 2022, where a “Freedom for Ukraine” demonstration took place instead of the traditional carnival Rose Monday procession. Ina Fassbender/AFP

In Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Lukashenko makes for an uncomfortable bedfellow

Caught between reliance on the Kremlin and strong antiwar sentiments at home, Alexander Lukashenko is treading a fine line on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Ukrainian soldiers take positions in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022 after Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Would Vladimir Putin actually be able to rule Ukraine?

Even if Vladimir Putin wins in Ukraine, he won’t be able to govern Ukrainians as he pleases. That’s because power is perceived very differently by Russians and Ukrainians.
A Donald Trump supporter flies a Trump flat a trucker convoy protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada should be preparing for the end of American democracy

With the apparent slide towards authoritarianism in the U.S., Canada must be ready and able to defend and champion our democracy.
Supporters of incumbent president Adama Barrow’s National Peoples Party (NPP) during a campaign rally in Banjul in November 2021. Photo by Guy Peterson/AFP via Getty Images

Why The Gambia should fast-track gender quotas for women

Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
A man gets vaccinated at the recent launch by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a vaccination campaign. in Katlehong, Gauteng Province. GCIS/Flickr

Human rights and COVID restrictions: what South Africans are willing to give up

Most adults were prepared to sacrifice their rights to ensure the safety and health of all during the pandemic, averaging 74%.
An activist holds up a defaced portrait of Myanmar Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a rally against the military coup in Jakarta, Indonesia in April 2021, as the ASEAN summit was being held. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Hopeful signs: How some southeast Asian nations are snubbing Myanmar’s military leader

Will the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, start taking tougher stances against authoritarian and military regimes? Its recent treatment of Myanmar’s military ruler is promising.
Security fences stand near the U.S. Capitol on January 5, 2022. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

How democracy gets eroded – lessons from a Nixon expert

The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy.

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