Longer, better-resourced, and bolder external monitoring mechanisms are necessary to ensure that the label of “free and fair” elections truly means something.
In situations where journalists are not censored, they often exercise their own self-control in state-owned media.
The filibuster provided a mechanism for the depolarization of the US judicial system that protected democratic approval of the law of the land.
Cutting off a crucial lifeline for a robust civil society from the outside, governments are working to ensure that they face less dissent from within.
In the Philippines, Duterte is blurring the lines between authoritarianism and populism.
The current Israeli policy jeopardizes the two-State solution but also avails Israel to the categories of being an ethno-territorial colonial state, or worse and apartheid state.
Democracy in Kenya is endangered, with no true end in sight.
There are many factors to take into account when assessing the rights of athletes to protest.
The political instability of Catalonia is growing more unstable by the day.
Iceland's political standing won't stabilize without a major overhaul of its most powerful politicians.