Tag Archives: censorship

The Beginning of the End of Erdogan’s Era

Public sentiment is moving away from President Erdogan in Turkey’s largest cities, especially his hometown of Istanbul. This will have major political ramifications.

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How President Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into Putin’s Russia

Erdogan is driving out business people and the well-educated – the economic forces he needs to achieve his goal of transforming the country into a great power.

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Social Media in China: The Great Distraction

Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.

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How Sgt. Pepper Arrived in Yugoslavia

Communist censorship kept Sgt. Pepper away from the ears of people behind the iron curtain.

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Britain’s Tabloid Cancer

How have the British paid a steep price for their appetite for gossip and the unnecessary details of grizzly crimes?

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Julian Assange: Villain or Hero?

Why should the United States actually thank WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

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The Internal Logic of China’s Political Development

Why is positive political change in China less likely to come from outside pressure than from continued economic growth?

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Bahrain’s Brutal Crackdown on Doctors

How is Bahrain violating the Geneva Convention by its brutal crackdown on physicians?

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Ai Weiwei on Modern China

Why is Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an outspoken critic of China’s government?

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Re-Democratizing Russia

Does Dmitry Medvedev’s first address as Russia’s President suggest a re-democratization of Russia?

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