Category Archives: Dissidents

China revising ‘ideological architecture’ to project sharp power

     

A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million… Read more »

Iran’s theocrats ‘under growing pressure’ as sanctions intensify unrest

     

Iran‘s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the government on Monday of economic mismanagement and said it needed to improve its performance to help the country better weather newly reimposed U.S. sanctions,… Read more »

Why the Prague Spring still matters

     

Fifty years on, there are still lessons to be learnt from the Prague Spring, the FT’s Tony Barber writes: The first is that doctrinaire ideologies and political practices, whether they… Read more »

Can Poland’s ‘authoritarian turn’ be stopped?

     

Poland’s populist Law and Justice Party appears intent on imposing quasi-authoritarian control over its unruly democracy, analyst Max Boot writes for Commentary.   A new draft Law on Higher Education… Read more »

As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke

     

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, seemed indomitable when lawmakers abolished a term limit on his power early this year. But nearly five months later, China has been ruffled by economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal… Read more »