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Democracy vs North Korea
October 13, 2017
Democracy vs North Korea
Why have democracies proven unable to halt the North Korean dictatorship’s development of nuclear weapons?
Democracy vs North Korea
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
October 10, 2017
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
Central Asian Echoes in <em>Non-Democratic Politics</em>
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
February 25, 2017
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
To serve as a model regional organization, ASEAN can no longer ignore human rights violations.
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
January 05, 2017
A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
Donald Trump's electoral tactics in the United States echo the practices of many Indian politicians.
A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
October 28, 2016
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
The key to global order may lie with Asia's emerging democracies.
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
September 10, 2016
No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
Successive Indian governments appear to be abusing the country's colonial-era sedition law.
No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
June 26, 2016
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
May 19, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
The island nation’s “democratic transition” leaves plenty to be desired.
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
March 02, 2016
So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
Not quite yet, but realities will prevail.
So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
January 08, 2016
In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
For many in Myanmar, criticisms of the recent elections are immaterial and the reality on the ground is much different.
In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain
September 23, 2015
Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain
As Myanmar approaches a historic election, things appear stable, though uncertainty persists.
Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
Do Sri Lankans have confidence in the process and practice of their democracy?
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
June 22, 2015
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
Months after Mohamed Nasheed's show trial, democracy and the rule of law show no signs of recovery in the Maldives.
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
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