Tag Archives: governance

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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Facebook & Co.: How to Stop Surveillance Capitalism

Facebook, Google & Co. are the new quasi-royal sovereigns. Their algorithmic de-facto laws do not require the approval of any of our parliaments.

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Has China Got It All Figured Out?

It’s not at all clear that China’s Communist Party has found a better model of governance. Faster? Yes. Better? That depends what price you’re willing to pay.

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India’s Winter of Discontent

India’s improvement in The Ease of Doing Business index is the first tangible proof of Modi’s election promise of “maximum governance, minimum government.”

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Africa as a Global Test Case

Has the time for a new global approach to Africa finally arrived?

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The End of American Exceptionalism?

America, on the road to become like Europe’s social democracies, is losing its exceptionalism.

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Myanmar’s Phantom Capital

Why did Myanmar’s generals build a new capital in the middle of nowhere?

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Elections Do Not Make Democracy

Should the U.S. continue to support autocratic regimes, wherever they provide for a stable geopolitical situation?

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U.S.-China: The Difficulty of Becoming Number Two

Are U.S. politicians ready to tell their people that the day is near when the United States will no longer be the globe’s number one?

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Why China Does Not See Itself As a Model

Despite its growing economic and political power on the global stage, why doesn’t China want the world to view it as a model?

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