Last week’s election result is a major milestone in the racial politics of Malaysia. They point to a mature democracy based on the rule of law.
The Trump version of the United States has relinquished its leadership. It is Europe’s responsibility to step in.
The “Chindia reset” may gradually have a transformative effect on China—leaving the founding vision of America for a “Pacific” Asia behind.
Facebook, Google & Co. are the new quasi-royal sovereigns. Their algorithmic de-facto laws do not require the approval of any of our parliaments.
Are established democracies sliding back on democratic commitments?
A quarter of countries are not free. Where are they located?
Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.
Can we protect our societies against “psychographic advertising” – manipulative technologies that stifle democracy?
How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the U.S. recognize that he is a threat to Western strategic interests?