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IAF Editorials: Democratization

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Revisiting Dictatorship: Democracy is Worst Form of Government, Indeed
Revisiting Dictatorship: Democracy is Worst Form of Government, Indeed

Moving past failures of democracy in Indonesia By Endy Bayuni. (12/14/2017)

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The slow crawl from Ethnic Politics to Party Politics
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The slow crawl from Ethnic Politics to Party Politics

The FYR-Macedonia has made its first step towards a politics characterized by a war of ideas instead of a war between ethnicities.By Albert Pali . (08/31/2017)

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Democracy Versus Dictatorship As Africa’s Best Model of Governance
Democracy Versus Dictatorship As Africa’s Best Model of Governance

Africa must look to further democratization. By Chambers Umezulike. (04/13/2017)

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The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook
The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook

Where does Turkey stand after its last parliamentary elections?  By Diego Del Priore. (moderndiplomacy.eu, 07/29/2015)

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Collateral effect of a Romania and Moldova Union
Collateral effect of a Romania and Moldova Union

What are the potential effects and prospects for a Romania-Modova union?  By Georgii Kukhaleishvili. (06/02/2015)

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'Authoritarian Capitalism' – Where and How Workable, Long Term?
'Authoritarian Capitalism' – Where and How Workable, Long Term?

Does capitalism flourish in both democratic and authoritarian regimes?  By Jack Pearce.  (04/25/2015)

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India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms
India’s Fragmented Mandate – Need for Electoral Reforms

In spite of progress, electoral structural reforms still be to be considered in India. By Anuradha Kataria. (01/27/2014)

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The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012) Read More...


A Constitution of Ambiguity and Deferment
A Constitution of Ambiguity and Deferment
If constitutions are supposed to make the boundaries of the government’s legitimate authority over its citizens and state or regional administrations clear, Somalia’s new constitution oddly falls shor... Read More...


Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012) Read More...


Somalia: The Consequence of a Cooked Constitution
Somalia: The Consequence of a Cooked Constitution
The new Somali constitution: a death sentence for the nation state once known as the Republic of Somalia? Dr. Sadia Ali Aden. (08/17/2012) Read More...


A Forgotten War – the Democratic Ruined Republic of the Congo
A Forgotten War – the Democratic Ruined Republic of the Congo
Can democracy work in war-torn Republic of the Congo? By Anuradha Kataria. (05/18/2012) Read More...


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The Sins of the Indian Democracy

Will India awaken to pursue the intended “democratic ideals” of an equal, progressive, unified and peaceful society? Author analyzes India's state of democracy. By Anuradha Kataria.... Read More...



The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011) Read More...


Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Talk(s) may be cheap, but it’s all Zimbabwe has going for it. One problem along the way: South Africa is hardly an honest broker. By Jens F. Laurson & George A. Pieler (08/06/2008) Read More...


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Columbia University's Jacqueline Klopp explores the motivations behind the violence in Kenya and rejects assertions of 'tribal clashes'. Read More...


Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
Totalitarian of the Year: Putin
A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing criti... Read More...


Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By... Read More...


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Direct Democracy
Aberdeen doesn’t’ need London to collect its trash, Milwaukee doesn’t need Washington to run its schools. If that government is best which governs least, then surely that unit of government which has... Read More...


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Iraqization - Not Democratization
Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007) Read More...


Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Even the most idealistic of Iraq’s partisans can’t weigh the mountain of dead against the nation’s “messy freedom” and find solace. The President concedes that regional terror is up, Iran and Syria e... Read More...


Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Zimbabwe’s tourist authority wants “to ensure benefits from the hosting of the World Cup by South Africa”. Fifa already pledges assistance for upgrading sports stadiums to that end. Maybe they should ... Read More...


Pirates of the Black Sea
Pirates of the Black Sea
Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (fir... Read More...


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Mugabe's last stand? Why Zimbabwe might finally get a leader it deserves
Author blames Zimbabwe’s neighbors, particularly South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki, for insufficient support of Zimbabwe’s opposition politicians and speculates that the 26th anniversary of independence from... Read More...




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