The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
The stalemate in Tshwane is a manifestation of coalition arrangements that serve the partisan interests of parties, to the detriment of citizens.
A law to fast-track development consents is being fast-tracked itself. Before it's too late, politicians should insist on greater protection against long-term environmental damage.
The media have mad a significant contribution to the current crisis of democracy - now, they must play a vital role in any democratic revival.
By many measures, America is failing, and its people - in fact, the world - need the nuclear and military giant to turn itself around.
Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression.
The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Though many in the US are disoriented and disheartened by the lack of an effective federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, American thinker John Dewey would not have been surprised.
Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
Surviving COVID-19 means reconsidering what type of world we want to build and live in, together. We can no longer feign being a democracy that is not democratic.
Latin American history shows that sending out troops to quell unrest is a perilous move even in strong democracies. Usually, protesters die. Sometimes, the end result is authoritarianism rule.
The cherished legal rights that Beijing seeks to suppress in Hong Kong were established, in part, by Vietnamese asylum-seekers who fought for their freedom in court in the 1980s.
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand's media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Privacy regulation can’t keep pace with the supersystems collecting, analyzing and using personal data.
From Kashmir to a controversial citizenship bill and the supression of dissent, the first year of Narendra Modi's second term has been busy.
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
A delayed election could balkanise the country along ethnic lines and become the most severe political crisis in Ethiopia's modern history.
The coronavirus crisis has given experts and specialists worldwide a lot of power. As countries like New Zealand begin to recover, we need to question that power more than ever.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.