Some of the worst dictators have strong supporters in Washington whose actions thwart Biden’s attempts to promote democracy.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
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When a dictatorial partner in the war on terror like Chad stages another controversial election, Western democracies turn a blind eye.
In an BBC interview, Nigeria’s Kano state governor said he would deal with journalists who published videos claiming he was corrupt.
Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democratic Senator has warned current campaign finance laws still allow foreign interference in US politics.
Campaign spending limits in UK elections shows that as the amount of allowed spending rises, so does the cost of campaigns.
Against the backdrop of democracy protests, French energy giant Total is under pressure to review its operations in Myanmar.
Ukraine’s President vowed to restrict the influence of pro-Russian oligarchs in the media, but is this just talk or can he walk the walk?
The word in Ukraine’s politics today is “de-oliharkhizatsia”, a renewal of pledge to end the power of the rich in the country’s politics.
Spaniards are asking if there is a good reason to keep a monarchy in the 21st century, given gravity of the ex-king’s money crimes.
Just as his rise was unusual, so was Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s decline. In December, he was impeached for abuse of office.