Democracy

Doing Democracy During the Pandemic

2021-01-06

Social distancing laws, curfews, and track-and-trace technologies employed in the context of the COVID-19 crisis have been used to harass, detain, or sanction human-rights ...

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Can Liberal Democracy Survive COVID-19?

2020-04-12

Even if Western leaders manage to limit the COVID-19 outbreaks immediate fallout, it will mean little without forward-looking efforts to strengthen liberal-democratic systems from within. Such a failure would could well amount to handing China victory in

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Navigating the Pandemic Trilemma

2020-04-07

The broad consensus of the COVID-19 era holds that measures to protect public health imply hard trade-offs with economic growth and political liberty.

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Beware Viral Enabling Acts

2020-04-05

It is crucial that opposition parties are broadly on board with measures taken to address what seems like a once-in-a-century public-health crisis.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East

2020-01-05

The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.

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Why End the Global Media Crisis?

2019-11-28

Despite its scope and complexity, the crisis in the news media is far from intractable. Addressing it will require the worlds wealthy democracies to use foreign

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The End of Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of History

2019-11-09

For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries alike promised that neoliberal policies would lead to faster economic growth, and that the benefits would trickle down so that everyone

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Iraq Is Not Yet Lost, But If We Continue to Ignore It, It Soon Will Be

2019-10-19

Muddled governance, harsh crackdowns, and outside interference threaten to overturn the fragile freedom that Iraqis have won at great cost.

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Democracy on a Knife-Edge

2019-10-13

The failure to protect minority rights is a readily understood consequence of the political logic behind the emergence of democracy.

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India’s Democratic Dictatorship

2019-09-24

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indias character is being transformed by a government with no regard for institutions

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Will Democracy Die Last?

2019-08-26

These days, liberal democracy and authoritarianism seem to be engaged in a process of competitive decay, the outcome of which remains uncertain.

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Narendra Modi’s New-Model India

2019-08-21

By asserting direct government control over Kashmir, Indias prime minister is remaking the country in the image of his chauvinist party.

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Democracies in Danger

2019-08-19

Recent unilateral decisions by the Indian, American, and British governments are part of a worrying trend in the worlds leading democracies.

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The Age of Cynical Voters

2019-07-20

Voters who support populist parties and leaders are making political choices that they know to be risky because they feel as though they have nothing to lose.

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A Battle for India’s Soul

2019-04-08

Every Indian general election beats its predecessor’s record to become the largest in world history. This time, Indian voters must decide whether they want an inclusive country that embodies hope, or a divided one that promotes fear.

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Protests are making a comeback in the Arab world

2019-03-22

But there are reasons they haven’t gone viral

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The End of the Democratic Century

2018-12-29

Autocracys Global Ascendance

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What Democracies Can Learn From Malaysia

2018-05-21

Sometimes the real promise of the system is simply the power to remove leaders.

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Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver

2018-04-28

Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth.

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Free Speech in the Filter Age

2018-02-17

In a democracy, the rights of the many cannot come at the expense of the rights of the few

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What the UAE fears most: Democracy

2017-08-27

The Emiratis can intervene in the regions conflicts, install dictators, and arrange coups. They can apply maximum force. They will never, however, govern with consent

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Emmanuel Macron’s democratic revolution

2017-06-18

After defying expectations by transforming French politics, his next task is to do the same with economic reform

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Lessons from the Anti-Globalists

2017-05-04

protectionists and advocates of “illiberal democracy” are on the rise in many other countries

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