Weakness on terrorism and enabling Trump disparage the brave Americans who redirected flight 93 on 9/11 away from the Capitol.
Crisis in Afghanistan: a note on why the Taliban cannot be trusted
That the Taliban can grant “general amnesty” is unacceptable. They do not own Afghanistan and the Afghans owe the Taliban no apology.
Peaceful transition of power in Zambia: cautious optimism best
Cautious optimism is best in regards to the future of Zambia’s democracy despite the unfolding peaceful transition of power to Hichilema.
Lessons from Chad’s April 2021 coup
In view of the African Union’s weakness, a key lesson from Chad’s April 2021 coup is that democratisation depends on the people.
Chadian President Idriss Deby dies on the frontline
Chadian President Idriss Deby has died on the frontline. Elected for a 6th term April 11, Deby was wounded in combat with rebels.
American Democracy: Three Reasons For Resilience
America’s constitution, the separation of powers and federalism are why American democracy is one of the most resilient in the world.
The people, not Congress, should vote to impeach or acquit the President
The partisan nature of the impeachment process is the stamp of America’s flawed democracy. The people, not Congress should be the ones to impeach or acquit.
A deepening political divide exposed by 2020 State of the Union shows the need for voter’s decisive action
Key moments at the start and end of the 2020 State of the Union exposed deepening political divide in America, signal the need for voters’ decisive action.
Democracy in Crisis in Gabon as another Father-to-Son Transition Looms
To demonstrate its commitment to democracy in Africa, the international community must delegitimize father-to-son transfer of power on the continent.
An Impaired Ali Bongo Appoints His Son as De Facto Ruler of Gabon
Omar Bongo died in power in 2009 after 42 years of corrupt rule. His son, Ali, took over. Now impaired, Ali has appointed his son to rule Gabon de facto.