Tag Archives: democracy

EU Needed Now to Lead on Press Protection

The U.S. is no longer the active leader in promoting press freedom as a vital pillar of democracy. The EU ought to fill this space.

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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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Is Any Democracy Safe from Russian Sabotage?

Robert Mueller’s clear-cut warning to everyone who cares about democracy.

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The Islam Factor in Indonesia’s Elections

Using the Islamic lens is the focus of Western analysis when it comes to assessing Indonesia’s political present and future. This limits proper understanding.

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AOC and Francis Fukuyama: Reflections on Social Democracy and the US

The constant bipartisan talk of the “American Dream “ is entirely geared to preserving the material advantages of the country’s rich at the expense of its workers.

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Watergate and Trump – Then and Now

Nixon resigned knowing that if he didn’t he would be impeached. It’s hard to imagine Trump ever resigning, no matter what the evidence.

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Moldova Tries to Break from Moscow’s Grip

Moldova has made a serious effort to reform itself and break free from Moscow’s sphere of influence. But it needs Western support.

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US: Will Donald Trump Follow Maduro’s Path?

Washington could be hurtling toward a Venezuela-style disaster, thanks to the utter disregard Donald Trump has for any rules of democracy.

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Time to Dump Netanyahu

Can the leaders of Israel’s political parties for once put the national interest above their party and their lust for power?

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My Remarkable Month and a Half in China

Grass-roots interactions may not lay the groundwork for a viable relationship between the U.S. and China – but they can’t hurt.

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