Tag Archives: democracy

Turkey’s Rising Wave of Social Protests

This year’s Istanbul election and last year’s move to a presidential system have unified and galvanized the opposition, raising questions about Erdogan’s next move.

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Reagan´s Executor: Trump and the ‘Complacent State’

There is something positively Lenin-esque in the Republicans´endeavor to slay the “monster” of the U.S. federal government. No wonder Putin loves Trump so much.

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1984 Revisited: The Rise of the Neo-Authoritarians

The graphic warnings in George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 are as relevant today as they were when it was first published 70 years ago.

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Two Chinas: Hong Kong and Shanghai

The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.

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Disgruntled Democracies

Why the problem is far greater than nationalist resurgence.

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Political Courage Compared: US Vs. Turkey

Why is standing up to one-man rule and presidential nepotism actively pursued among AK Party grandees in Turkey, but not by Republicans in the U.S.?

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US Voters: Fed Up with Corruption

Trust in the U.S. federal government is at an all time low. Democratic presidential candidates will need to convince voters that they understand their concerns.

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US: The Futility of Democrats’ 2020 Dream

Why a Democratic President, if elected, will be able to change very little in the U.S.

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Dear Senator Graham: Why Give Trump a Blank Check?

A personal reflection on political principles and responsibilities.

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Does the US President Lead a New Axis of Evil?

Under Donald Trump, the times when U.S. administrations acted as a force for global good are fast becoming a faint memory.

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