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 outgoing prime minister Najib Razak is already plotting right now to divide his opponents — and thereby escape justice.
In the upcoming Iraqi election, Sunni Muslims may emerge with a sense of being part of Iraq’s political process and future.
Erdogan is driving out business people and the well-educated – the economic forces he needs to achieve his goal of transforming the country into a great power.
An alternative view on the inevitability of a politically impotent America.
Can we protect our societies against “psychographic advertising” – manipulative technologies that stifle democracy?
Putin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else.
As Germany and Italy decide the shape of their future governments, the EU is making slow progress. It is abandoning lofty schemes and determined to focus on people’s real problems.
Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections?
As Europe’s largest economy struggles to find its future path, what about calls that Germany is Europe’s hegemon?