Turkey’s democratic regression: ‘pushback will have to come from within’

     

The night of July 15 marked a distinct moment in Turkish democratic history as hundreds of thousands of Turks took to the streets to defy a coup attempt, notes A…. Read more »

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A Dark Age for European Democracy?

     

In recent months, nationalists and populists on both sides of the Atlantic have challenged the values that have been at the heart of the transatlantic alliance of liberal democracies for… Read more »

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‘Audacious Atlanticist’ in Politico Europe’s list of top political personalities

     

Politico Europe’s list of 28 personalities likely to shape, shake and stir Europe in 2017 features mayors, business people, activists and journalists at the expense of political bosses – and… Read more »

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Kazakhstan moves to liquidate labor unions

     

Kazakhstan should immediately end legal moves to liquidate an independent trade union confederation, Human Rights Watch said today. An economic court in Shymkent, in southern Kazakhstan, on December 5, 2016,… Read more »

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Cuba at a Crossroads

     

The Cuban people have a profound need for international solidarity from the outside world, which has been partial and inadequate because of the obfuscation and wrong-headedness engendered by Castroism, argues… Read more »

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Ghana election: voters prioritize fairness above result

     

In the run-up to next Wednesday’s poll, some Ghanaians fear that pride in the sanctity of their elections may be increasingly misplaced. “We claim to be one of the most… Read more »

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Manipulating history serves new ideological trends

     

From Ukraine, to Belarus, to Poland and Lithuania, historical narratives of communism, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Holodomor—Ukraine’s Terror-Famine—are being reviewed, revised, and in many cases manipulated to… Read more »

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Countering jihadist extremism: ideology matters

     

Many Western jihadists are not necessarily motivated by a specific group but rather the rhetoric, ideology and activities of the wider global jihadist movement, often referred to as the Salafi-jihadist… Read more »

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Unraveling Cuba’s Gordian Knot

     

In the wake of Fidel Castro’s death, it may be helpful to examine the empirical evidence of the transition experience of the Central and Eastern European countries when the Soviet… Read more »

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