Shaping the West’s stance toward Global Illiberalism

     

Today it looks as if the days of the [pro-Kremlin] Russlandverstehers’ unchallenged dominion in explaining Russia to Germany are over, at least on the expert level and in public opinion, analyst… Read more »

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Putin’s Crimea – no vacation

     

  Human rights and freedom of expression in Crimea today are more tightly restricted than in Russia, where the Kremlin cannot exert the same level of control. For Russian President… Read more »

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CCP members urge Xi’s resignation

     

  This year’s National People’s Congress put on a brave face, but once the reckoning has begun it will be impossible for China’s Communist authorities to retain a facade of… Read more »

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Kanan Makiya: why Iraq failed after liberation

     

Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, no voice arguing for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein had greater moral weight than that of Kanan Makiya*, notes Reuel Marc Gerecht, a senior… Read more »

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Aware Girls confront deadly double standard

     

In this week’s Global Thinkers podcast, “India’s Daughter” director Leslee Udwin joins human rights activist Gulalai Ismail (left, with Malala Yousafzai) to share personal stories of discrimination and discuss the challenges in convincing women… Read more »

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CAR communal solidarity against violent extremists

     

  In a starling display of communal reconciliation in the Central African Republic, Muslim and non-Muslim communities in Bangui marched between two rival neighborhoods in an “inter-community tour” organized by… Read more »

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Democracy must be at the center of U.S. foreign policy

     

Supporting freedom around the world does not mean imposing American values or staging military interventions, notes an open letter to the U.S. presidential candidates signed by 139 foreign policy thinkers… Read more »

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