Tag Archives: autocracy

Trump Destructivism: Way Beyond Russia

For all the attention currently paid to Russia, let us not forget the long list of other places in the world where the current government of the United States has not been upholding the causes of political freedom, democracy and national sovereignty.

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Exceptional Malaysia

Malaysia achieved an impressive democratic victory. Just don’t expect its success to spread to the rest of Southeast Asia.

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Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?

Even Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.

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Asia’s Dark Underbelly and Long-Term Development

Across Asia, governments not only refuse to recognize a quest for cultural, ethnic, national or political rights, but are often willing to suppress them with brutal force.

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?

In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.

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How Turkey and China Undermine Their Future Prosperity

Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.

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Who Lost Egypt?

Did America lose Egypt? Or did China — and what China represents — gain Egypt?

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The U.S. Military and China as Environmental Soul Mates

Is an unlikely bond forming between the United States and China when it comes to the environment?

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Saddam, Stalin, Hitler and History

Could Saddam Hussein's removal actually have endangered Iraq's future?

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