Posts Tagged: Democracy
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
In 2011, King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa restored constitutional rule in Bahrain.
When the public abandons voting and attempts to veto a policy or even an entire government.
In a society in upheaval, just who are "the People"?
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.
Egypt's U.S.-backed regime now claims that the progressive, anti-authoritarian activists that brought down Mubarak are simply U.S. agents.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.