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Pakistani Youth Disenchanted With Democracy

April 3, 2013, 12:19 pm

Pakistani elections: A large portion of Pakistani youth have more faith in Islamic law or military rule than in democracy, shows a survey released only weeks before historic [...]

2012 & Beyond: Shifting Power from Military to Electorate in Burma

December 31, 2012, 3:44 pm

Critics warn that the reforms are in place only so sanctions will be lifted, and they can be reversed at any moment. The constitution drafted by the military junta in 2008 is [...]

New Chinese Party Leadership Makes Reform Hopes Bleak

November 20, 2012, 8:22 pm

The new membership of the Politburo Standing Committee augurs poorly for the chance for reform. Politburo members known to favor reform were not appointed, and several of [...]

Consolidating Democracy in Sierra Leone

November 20, 2012, 2:05 am

Elections in Sierra Leone proceeded in peace with high voter turnout. They are crucial for consolidating democracy and spurring sustainable economic growth, say experts.

The Grandest Strategy of All

October 18, 2012, 9:54 pm

Ye is a scholar after the CCP’s own heart, offering implicit justifications for the Party’s rule and conflating the interests of the Chinese regime with that of the [...]

Newlywed’s Marriage Treated as Political Crime in China

October 2, 2012, 11:23 pm

On May 13 the well-known dissident Qin Yongmin married Ms. Wang Xifeng in front of 70 of their family and friends in Qin’s hometown of Wuhan.

Antidote to US-China Trade Imbalances: Promote Democracy

September 27, 2012, 9:07 pm

America faces job losses at home and a high trade imbalance with China. China faces an impoverished population alongside a wealthy elite. Both nations will prosper by working [...]

Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

August 9, 2012, 12:18 am

Weeks after Mexico’s presidential elections, thousands of people have turned out to protest the declared winner, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the imminent return to power of the [...]

Australia, NZ Restore Ties With Fiji

July 30, 2012, 2:16 pm

Australia and New Zealand have reinstated ties with Fiji after the small Pacific island nation said it would hold democratic elections.

Australia, NZ Focus on Fiji Democracy, as China Ties Strengthen

July 29, 2012, 6:34 am

“We are keen to see the country make a transition to democracy,” Mr Carr said. “We’ll make a decision on the lifting of the sanctions when it’s clear the commitment [...]


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