Mining company faces fresh bribery allegations in Congo

     

An alleged international bribery scandal enveloping a listed Australian mining company has dramatically widened, with new evidence suggesting the firm may have bribed Congo‘s Mines and Geology Minister as well… Read more »

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Dealing with Africa’s autocratic regimes

     

There have been concerns that democratization is not happening fast enough in Africa, but Julia Leininger, an expert on African Politics from the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)… Read more »

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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows – Deadline Extended!

     

  Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world.  During their time in residence at the National… Read more »

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Why autocrats root for an isolationist U.S.

     

There is a reason why the world’s illiberal and authoritarian forces are rooting for a more isolationist U.S. foreign policy, says Josef Joffe (above), editor of Die Zeit in Hamburg… Read more »

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Neo-Maoist Xi consolidates power, cracks down on activists, Tibet

     

A year before a Communist Party conclave that could decide who will eventually replace him as China’s next leader, President Xi Jinping is maneuvering to reduce the power of a… Read more »

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Russia’s ‘uncivil society’

     

On Wednesday evening, Anton Belikov, an artist and lecturer at Moscow’s Surikov Academy of Arts, walked through an exhibition of photographs documenting the war in eastern Ukraine, and threw paint… Read more »

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