Euromaidan’s ‘new faces’ enter Ukraine politics

     

Thousands of Muscovites marched through the streets of the capital Sunday to protest what they see as Russia’s role in fueling the Ukraine conflict, the Moscow Times reports: As in Moscow’s past protests, statistics of the event varied… Read more »

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Bahrain reform plan prompts protests, as court upholds activists’ jail terms

     

On September 18, Bahrain media reported that Crown Prince Salman, perceived as a conciliator, had sent a letter to his father, King Hamad, outlining areas of “common ground” in talks… Read more »

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‘Doubling down’ on democracy in face of new authoritarians?

     

Western liberal democracy now faces a competitor Frances Fukuyama did not anticipate when he wrote “The End of History?,” says Harvard’s Michael Ignatieff: states that are capitalist in economics, authoritarian… Read more »

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Does Democracy Matter?

     

  Negative experiences from state-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, the mixed record of democratic change in the former Soviet Union and the aftermath of Arab Spring have led many… Read more »

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