Challenging the myth of moral equivalence

     

The headline: “U.S. investigates potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections.” To those unused to this kind of story, I can imagine that headline, from The Post this week,… Read more »

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Resource curse feeds Mongolia’s ‘deepest collective fear’

     

  Mongolia’s efforts to extricate itself from the “resource curse” highlight the dangers that countries blessed with tremendous natural resources face when they find themselves at the mercy of wealth-destroying… Read more »

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S Sudan to take action over kleptocracy report

     

South Sudan’s government says it will take legal action against a US-based watchdog that has accused the leaders of the country’s warring sides of amassing fortunes during a nearly three-year… Read more »

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Venezuela crisis prompts austerity in Cuba: three sad scenarios

     

Cuba is seeing a surge in tourism, helped in part by the arrival of Americans. But it is suffering economically, in part because of its reliance on fuel from Venezuela,… Read more »

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Russia – poster child for electoral authoritarianism

     

Russia is the poster child for a type of governance termed electoral, or competitive, authoritarianism, analysts Erik C. Nisbet and Elizabeth Stoycheff write for The Washington Post: These autocratic governments… Read more »

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South Africa lurching between democracy and despotism

     

Jacob Zuma presides over a political paradox, argues Richard Calland, associate professor in public law at the University of Cape Town. The nation he leads is at long last becoming… Read more »

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