Tag Archives: elections

Malaysia’s Big Surprise

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.

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Malaysia: Democracy Won, But Will Justice Prevail?

The outgoing prime minister Najib Razak is already plotting right now to divide his opponents — and thereby escape justice.

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Iraq on the Mend?

In the upcoming Iraqi election, Sunni Muslims may emerge with a sense of being part of Iraq’s political process and future.

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How President Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into Putin’s Russia

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.

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US: There Is Always Hope

An alternative view on the inevitability of a politically impotent America.

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Facebook and the Global Battle to Sway Minds

Can we protect our societies against “psychographic advertising” – manipulative technologies that stifle democracy?

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Czar Vladimir (Putin)

Putin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else.

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Europe Knows Where It Doesn’t Want to Go

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.

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US Campaign Finance: Reining In America’s Oligarchs

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?

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Merkel’s Germany: Shaper or Taker of a United Europe?

As Europe’s largest economy struggles to find its future path, what about calls that Germany is Europe’s hegemon?

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