Category Archives: Reagan-Fascell fellowship

Restricting basic freedoms ‘the new global norm’?

     

Nearly six in ten countries are seriously restricting people’s basic rights of association, peaceful assembly and expression, according to data released by the CIVICUS Monitor,  which rates and tracks fundamental freedoms… Read more »

Why women’s political participation matters

     

Congo Despite participating enthusiastically in political and community life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women hold few public decision-making positions. Many have withdrawn from seeking office or getting involved… Read more »

Military perfects art of undermining Pakistan’s ‘tutelary democracy’

     

On Friday Pakistan moved toward its second democratic transition of power in its 71-year-old history as Nasirul Mulk, a retired judge, was sworn in as caretaker prime minister for two months to… Read more »

Countering Gray Zone Tactics: Russia’s hybrid threats to Western democracies

     

Britain’s MI5 spy chief accused Russia on Monday on attempting to subvert Western democracies by sowing disinformation and spreading lies, Reuters reports. “The Russian state’s now well-practised doctrine of blending… Read more »

After Zimbabwe, signs of transition in Angola’s kleptocracy?

     

A revolutionary anti-colonial leader who held power for almost four decades. A government rife with nepotism and corruption. A people beset by poverty. Hope for a democratic transition, but far more… Read more »