It’s common to see education initiatives, particularly those from multilateral aid organizations and NGOs, depicted as a panacea for democratic backsliding. Among these international organizations, women’s education especially has become depicted as a magic pill of sorts for democracy’s woes. ...
The Pakistani military operates relatively autonomously, meaning that it's capable of seizing power with little resistance.
Focusing on President Battulga's former wrestling career ignores the real issues and may even spawn backlash.
In the Philippines, Duterte is blurring the lines between authoritarianism and populism.
If Myanmar remains unwilling to allow UN intervention, Bangladesh will have difficulty preventing ethnic violence.
Media is being used as a political tool by the Chinese government.
If Japan's opposition parties fail to mobilize voters, checks and balances will continue to erode.
The war on drugs in the Philippines is extremely damaging to democracy and violates basic human rights.
While the rest of the developed world is increasingly populist, Japan remains an outlier.
Stealth authoritarianism in Cambodia remains unopposed.