The Arch of Reunification has been destroyed – reversing decades of government policy targeting eventual reunification with the South.
Africa’s youth are not countering the deepening of autocratisation across the continent.
More autocratic governments, growing urbanization and emerging technologies will bolster the spread of Chinese influence around the world, an expert on emerging economies explains.
Nelson Chamisa defines himself as a social democrat who believes in providing substantial welfare to support healthcare and basic education.
A large proportion of Americans is willing to support leaders who would violate democratic principles.
If we don’t support youth’s struggle for democracy, there’s little chance of a peaceful, secure, sustainably developed and environmentally friendly future.
Tunisia’s democratic backslide demonstrates how autocrats can use constitutional cover to entrench authoritarianism.
New research suggests countries with cosmopolitan values may be more likely to
shift towards democracy, but democratic institutions can’t endure without sustained
efforts to promote such values.
These crackdowns are occurring around the world in countries that are becoming less free because of what’s known as ‘democratic backsliding.’
International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
The Biden administration has a difficult task in punishing Russia for its invasion without becoming embroiled in a full-scale war.
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.
Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging. Despite public assurances, the Taliban continue to violate human rights.
What does communism 2.0 mean for democracy?
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.
And there’s not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
A new book explains the manifestations of the oil curse in Nigeria and Angola since independence.
A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing ‘an adequate job,’ they’re unlikely to disappear.
President Trump’s impeachment defense that the will of the president is no different from the will of the state and the good of the people has echoes in the decline of ancient Rome’s democracy.