Democratic elections are crucial to resolving the crisis in Venezuela. Maduro will not organize them so a Council of State will be essential, perspective.
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Fyodor Dostoevsky once said in regards to prisons that you can tell a lot about a society by its response to epidemics of infectious disease.
The Chair of the EED says pro-democracy protests in countries like Algeria, Lebanon are a powerful message to Europe in a time of moral crisis.
Coronavirus is having deep socio-political and socio-economic impact across the world. A new perspective examines if it poses a threat to democracy.
Social distancing is making every facet of life more difficult — including democracy, a fragile system of governance not immune to being ravaged by COVID-19
The State, pushed by people blessed with better life circumstances, decided these marginal women need to be punished by prohibition. Let’s end this madness.
The COVID-19 outbreak requires new measures for the success of the 2020 elections. Little is known about what states are doing to prevent its transmission.
Authoritarian leaders rule by undermining controls to unlimited government. One way they do this is by subverting constitutional constraints.
There is agreement that populism is bad for democracy. Full democracies should learn from liberals fighting the good fight in less stable democracies.
Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday. Hard-line factions are set to win the polls. This could cripple the more moderate president, Hassan Rouhani.