China’s Xi Xinping had trialled his COVID lockdown measures on what he callously called the ‘virus’ of the Uighurs, writes Stan Grant. COVID lockdowns are now over, but the trace of tyranny remains.
Though public opinion surveys offer some hope, there are several concerns for democracy’s consolidation in West Africa.
A refugee in France, the Turkish sociologist has been persecuted in her country for 25 years. Her case is emblematic of the repression of academics in Turkey – and elsewhere.
When former President Donald Trump summoned his fans to protest over what he called his imminent indictment, a scholar of democracy saw it as an autocratic move.
The newest class of right-wing populists aims to not only dismantle the guardrails of democracy, but also the most fundamental principles of the rule of law. We must prepare.
Neil Agget’s passionate trade unionism proved fateful. It made him a target of a brutally repressive apartheid police state.
Stalin, who died on March 5, 1953, was partially rehabilitated in the decades that followed. These days, he is in some respects a source of inspiration for Vladimir Putin.
Chad fulfils all conditions to be affected by Islamist terrorism. But the threat so far comes from its neighbours, not from the inside.
A large proportion of Americans is willing to support leaders who would violate democratic principles.
Football provides a way for unpopular elites to build political capital – but also creates space for citizens to voice dissent.
If we don’t support youth’s struggle for democracy, there’s little chance of a peaceful, secure, sustainably developed and environmentally friendly future.
Governments coming to power riding a wave of youth protests can employ authoritarian tactics to silence dissent from the same movements.
Some tourist destinations are very good at distracting from their questionable approach to civil liberties.
In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Tunisia’s democratic backslide demonstrates how autocrats can use constitutional cover to entrench authoritarianism.
Stable coalitions will depend on strong democratic values being embedded among political elites.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
While Russian public opinion polls show continued support for the war, there are questions about the polls’ reliability and indications that public approval of Putin is declining.
Between the years 2016 and 2020, Canadians were united in their contempt for Donald Trump. What will the impact on Canada and Canadian politics be if he runs again in 2024?
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?