Waves of democratization are not over?

     

In the latest issue of the Journal of Democracy, (PDF), Marc Plattner makes the provocative claim that “the era of democratic transitions is over, and should now become the province of the… Read more »

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Guo Feixiong case a ‘dark verdict on China’s future’

     

Dissident writer and human rights legal activist Guo Feixiong (left), was detained in August of 2013, formally arrested two months later for “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place,” and… Read more »

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Islamists ‘not our friends’: Brotherhood ‘a continuum, not corrective’ to ISIS

     

“The institutions of civil society were too weak; the political culture of winner-take-all too strong; sectarian differences too powerful; and a belief in pluralism too inchoate,” notes Dennis B. Ross, a… Read more »

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Vietnam’s pivot: netizens demand ‘right to know’

     

  Bloggers across Vietnam launched an online campaign Tuesday demanding that their authoritarian government keep the people closely informed about national and foreign policies, including its dealings with giant neighbor… Read more »

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