COVID-19 has had both positive and negative implications for the Indonesian environment, but post-pandemic prospects are not looking good.
Benjamin Netanyahu wasn't ousted just for typical political reasons, such as other politicians' ambitions or grievances. He was thrown out because he was seen as a threat to democracy.
We ought to worry that the pandemic has made it even easier to reduce teaching to disseminating knowledge.
Thirty-six candidates were murdered since campaigning began in Mexico last September, including numerous members of the president's own Morena party.
President Muhammadu Buhari's Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria's fragile democratic institutions and economy.
El Salvador 'is inching back toward its authoritarian past' after President Nayib Bukele fired five supreme court justices and the attorney general – essentially the only checks on his power.
The Senate has a lot of rules, and its parliamentarian interprets what those rules allow – and what they don't. That can mean a bill will face either huge obstacles, or very few obstacles to passage.
Jerry Rawlings found a unique path to legitimise his military rule in Ghana.
Rep. Liz Cheney may have been exiled from her party's leadership, but she's after a bigger thing: the restoration of politically conservative values in the GOP and its voters.
With a recent election declared void and another snap election called, the Pacific nation seems to be spiralling away from democracy once again.
Myanmar's culture values men over women – and the military, which staged a Feb. 1 coup, brutally enforces the patriarchy. But Gen Z democracy activists are busting stereotypes with their struggle.
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is accused of overstaying his term, embezzling funds and dismantling parliament. Protests are a hallmark of his presidency – but the language of them has changed.
Nigeria must fix its electoral system before the next general elections in 2023.
Déby's legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
Chadian president Idriss Deby's death has serious implications for stability in the troubled Lake Chad Basin and the broader Sahel region of West Africa.
The growing defence of South Africa's beleaguered constitutional democracy is bolstered by African thinker Mahmood Mamdani's latest book.
There's not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
New Zealanders pay the costs of poor environmental and infrastructural governance, but have little opportunity to influence policy in the first place. Here's how that could change.
There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Presidentialism in Indonesia creates very specific political dynamics.