Tag Archives: democracy

Donald Trump: The Face of the US’s Decline, in Five Epic Failures

COVID 19 has torn the mask off all of the rot that had been festering just below the surface of US politics and society. More and more, the US resembles a developing nation.

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How to Handle the Evolution of Belarus

The West should support democracy in Belarus, but avoid provocative promises.

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Donald Lukashenko: Amazing Parallels Between Belarus and the US

Under Trump, the United States — despite 250 years of self-government — may get dangerously close to how Europe’s last dictator has operated in Belarus.

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Dateline US: Economic Power for the 99%

Economic shame haunts hard-working Americans. They ask themselves why they can’t do as well as their parents.

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When Loya Jirga Meets Extinction Rebellion

To save our democracies from rising levels of frustration, we need more citizen councils.

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The Globalist Chartroom: How China Breaks Hong Kong

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the Hong Kong protests.

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Germany’s Special Responsibility for Hong Kong

Why we must defend Hong Kong’s freedom like West Berlin’s in its day.

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Hong Kong and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities

The current protests show that Hong Kongers aren’t just interested in money, and mainland elites worry that Hong Kong won’t remain a separate territory where they can safely store their money.

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COVID 19: How to Fight the Infodemic Wars

Beyond containing the COVID 19 virus, we must also contain the “infodemic” — the glut of misinformation from various sources. What does that take?

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Iran: Another Hong Kong, But No Russia or North Korea

The two messages from the Iranian people to their leaders: First, for all your gloating about Iran’s nuclear arsenal, nobody can eat nuclear weapons. Second, we want a different future.

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