Tag Archives: democracy

Europe Vs. US: Toward More (Im)Perfect Unions?

Macron’s victory really is a positive signal for the European Union’s future — especially viewed in context against the American union.

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Golden Handcuffs: Getting Dictators To Exit

A proposal for a three-tiered system for bringing autocratic rule to a close – and reforming the ICC.

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Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity

The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.

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Blaming Populists for Making Empty Promises?

The inclination of establishment politicians to overpromise is the core cause of the rise of populism.

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Escape from Freedom, Again

Step by step, Americans give up their daily freedoms until it is inevitable that they will elect dictators.

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ISDS: Corporations Overpowering Governments and Democracy?

Investor-state dispute settlement provisions in trade deals have backfired and undercut public confidence in global integration.

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From Trump to Erdogan: The Rise of the “Identitarians”

Supporters of identity politics feel safer by shutting doors to the rest of the world. Who pays the price? How did elites contribute to it all?

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PiS-sing Away Poland’s Future?

Kaczynski’s insistence to look backward is a disservice to a great country that has come a long way.

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General Buhari’s Revolutionary Win

A new chapter opens for Nigeria.

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Victors’ Bonus: What Israel Could Learn From Athens

Israel has not tried to deal with leadership instability. Awarding the election winner additional seats would help.

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