Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in for a second and final term Wednesday after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies.
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Can contemporary authoritarians be compared to 20th-century dictators? Not exactly, given incoherent ideology, mass violence and weak personality cult.
For Krastev and Benardo, “idealism is effective only when it understands how power operates—particularly when it recognizes the limits of American power”.
Ashley Quarcoo, an international development practitioner, probes Sudan’s trajectory to transition to democracy and possible inhibiting factors.
Anti-Americanism today is less about the exercise of unrivaled U.S. power but more about a U.S. retreat from both global leadership and liberal democracy.
Schadenfreudian pundits emphasise that democracy is moribund but key experts say it may be more resilient than we think and must face a period of recession.
Gillian Tett of the Financial Times has argued that apart from institutional reforms, there are more old-fashioned ways to boost the civi fabric.
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election.
The cluster of organizations around the NED has evolved into “a huge apparatus” with its strong norms and operational principles.
Tuesday, Britain’s opposition lawmakers took government to task on alleged delay in publication of report titled “Russia” on Russian interference in Brexit.