As Democratic experiments in Thailand and Egypt collapse, there seems to be a building consensus among financial and political elites globally that authoritarian rule, rather than pluralism, is the path to happy endings.
Dozens of Hong Kong’s finance professionals have vowed to join a street protest for democracy that could shut down traffic in the Central business district later this year. The group of some 70 bankers, traders and other professionals said they would support the “Occupy ...
The stakes in the outcome of the Thai Crisis are huge and extend well beyond the country itself. One has to wonder whether President Barack Obama, and the world for that matter, are taking it seriously enough.
Libyan recruits are being put through their paces starting this month at a boot camp in Italy, as part of an international programme to restore stability and unrest after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Some of them are former rebels who fought to ...
The crowds who called for revolution in Cairo, Istanbul, Bangkok and Kiev in 2013 were not the impoverished losers of globalization. They were mostly the economic winners: middle-class, educated, English-speaking. So why were they rebelling?
Seeing the glowing eulogies for Nelson Mandela filled a Ugandan journalist with the same unsettling pride that gripped her younger soul as she listened to her high school African nationalism teacher talk about the struggle of great leaders to liberate the continent.
Executive authority in Pakistan, a country long prone to military coup, increasingly is in the hands of elected representatives, rather than dispersed among various competing institutions. The political establishment has been revitalized.