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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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An “Asian Democracy” or a Quality Democracy?

Paper examines the divergence between the governments of Singapore and Malaysia and meaningful democracy. (06/08/2017)

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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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Myanmar Booms – In Ways Good and Bad
Myanmar Booms – In Ways Good and Bad

Paper analyzes Myanmar’s transition to democracy. By Jeroen Gelsing. (07/27/2015)

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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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Latin America Sees Second Leftist Wave
Latin America Sees Second Leftist Wave

In 2014, there were presidential elections in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay, with right-of-center and pro-business parties losing every contest.  Wher... Read More...



This is not 1989
This is not 1989

Contrary to what many believe, recent protests in Hong Kong to not compare well to Tiannanmen Square.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (10/08/2014)

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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 New German Question
Can Europe’s most powerful country lead the way in building both a sustainable, internationally competitive eurozone and a strong, internationally credible European Union? By Timothy Garton Ash ( 08/0... Read More...


Are we asking for too much from Mali?
Are we asking for too much from Mali?
Should Mali be given assistance? An analysis of Mali and look into its future. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (04/26/2013) Read More...


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'Assad Must Go' Is the Wrong Solution
Susanne Koelbl argues that insisting step down of Bashar Assad is fatal and only prolongs the bloodletting, allowing Syria to slip into anarchy while radical Islamists slowly hijack the revolution. (S... Read More...


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...


Delivering on the Commitments and Pledges of Afghanistan Conferences
Delivering on the Commitments and Pledges of Afghanistan Conferences
Analysis of recent conference, Afghanistan and the International Community. Can commitments and agreements with Afghanistan deliver as promised? By M. Ashraf Haidari (05/24/2012) 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...


Why Mubarak Is Out
Why Mubarak Is Out
Background and analysis of factors leading to Mubarak's loss of power. By Paul Arnar. (Jadaliyya, 02/01/2011) Read More...


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Election Results Challenged in Ivory Coast
Article on Ivory Coast's election uncertainties. By Adam Nossiter (The NewYork Times,12/2/2010) Read More...


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Rags, Rapes, and Riches: An Op Ed to...
Article offering an alternative view for analysing the 'Blood Diamond's Myth). By Ronnie from Botswana (Africa Through the Looking Glass,04/11/2010) Read More...


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Tanzania an interesting subject to study
Article analyzing aspects of Tanzania's political culture. (THE CITIZEN, 07/23/2010) Read More...


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Rwandan Elections Rigged with Fear As Opponents Murdered
Article on human rights violations prevailing in Rwanda prior to it's presidential elections. By Georgianne Nienaber (OEN,07/21/2010) Read More...


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Bilateral donors and aid conditionality in post-conflict peacebuilding
Exploring the role of bilateral donors and conditional aid in Mozambique’s successful post-war peace process. By Carrie Manning and Monica Malbrough. (Journal of Modern African Studies - 2010) Read More...


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Why Democracy Fails in Fragile States
Paul Collier notes that many of the 58 countries that are home to one billion of the world’s poorest people–– the "bottom billion" ––are unable to provide their citizens with two vital public goods: s... Read More...


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Blacklisted in Baghdad
The recent ban of more than 500 candidates from Iraq's upcoming elections is designed to cement the power of the country's Shiite Islamists aligned with Iran. Will this latest sectarian rupture sink a... Read More...


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