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The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

Donald Trump is off to a rocky start in the White House. But the real problem is not the Trump presidency, but the American presidential system itself.

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Iran Freedom Rally Shows The Face Of An Alternate Iran

Iran Freedom Rally Shows The Face Of An Alternate Iran

Iranian dissidents gathered in Paris to show their support for democratic change and their opposition to Western deal-making with the country’s leadership.

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Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

In the past, scholars tended to believe that the internet was an effective tool to challenge authoritarian regimes and facilitate the development of civil society. However, as an expert that has been investigating the issue for a number of years, I disagree with this widely held belief.

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The Realism of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Realism of Aung San Suu Kyi

When oppositions win by significant margin, the tendency is for sweeping changes. The previous regime's leaders are investigated, arrested and prosecuted for corruption. Policies are thrown out the window and new constitutions are drafted. Myanmar has taken a different path.

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Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

The European Union must do more to tackle endemic corruption and the lack of media pluralism in central and eastern Europe.

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The Mykonos Case: U.S. Federal Bar to Present Historic Awards to German Colleagues

The Mykonos Case: U.S. Federal Bar to Present Historic Awards to German Colleagues

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Taking stock of democracy

Taking stock of democracy

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Democracy’s potential on display in Chile

Democracy’s potential on display in Chile

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The struggle of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria

The struggle of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria

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Thailand and Maldives: the results are in

Thailand and Maldives: the results are in

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Regress in Thailand and Maldives

Regress in Thailand and Maldives

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The Bus Driver’s Bolivarian Revolution

The Bus Driver’s Bolivarian Revolution

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Deposed leader poised to return to Thailand

Deposed leader poised to return to Thailand

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How U.S. fits in to Egypt events (if at all)

How U.S. fits in to Egypt events (if at all)

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Did Obama’s Africa tour make the right stops?

Did Obama’s Africa tour make the right stops?

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