Tag Archives: protests

What’s at Stake in Lebanon

Lebanon’s peaceful revolution faces being crushed by Iran-backed Hezbollah terrified of a new Middle East politics.

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Russia’s Plan to Raise Stalin-Era Pension Ages Draws Opposition

Russians worry that they will not live to collect their pension due to the proposed age increase. But to what extent is this true?

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Xi Jinping: Handling the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

Umbrella Revolution

A new generation believes it can succeed in something its predecessors could not.

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The Failure of Thailand’s Democracy?

A unity coalition government may be only way out of Thailand’s political impasse.

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Chinese Civic Protest

How common are protests in China, despite the serious ramifications towards those who do so?

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Why Hong Kong is Unhappy

A rich business society, but with a suffering majority.

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Selective Morality and Syria

A case against a U.S. attack in Syria — and a path forward.

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The Snowden Case: About More Than Leaking

Wherever one stands on the Snowden issue, it is high time to reassess the United States’ level of civic participation.

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Brazil and Turkey: The Global Middle Class Rises

Why are Brazil and Turkey both facing mass protests right now? What makes the two cases similar and what makes them different?

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The View from Taksim Square

What experiences did protesters in Istanbul go through during the June 2013 protests?

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