What would an American response to the military coup look like if the only interest at stake was the future of democracy in Zimbabwe?
The people of South Sudan have been able to thrive democratically, and are often deprived of freedoms.
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.
Democracy in Kenya is endangered, with no true end in sight.
In a world filled with authoritarian political strife, westernizing foreign militaries shares the wealth of knowledge that everyone can benefit from – with none of the colonialism.
In order to preserve the democracy, the Malian government should implement other counterterror tactics that do not limit democratic values.
The election turmoil in Kenya could establish a precedent that may allow the president to fortify his power despite antidemocratic actions.
Hybrid regimes like the one in Egypt employ democratic elections but restrict civil liberties.
Senegal president Sall has worked within the parameters of government to manipulate the power balance in his favor.