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Interview – Marina Ottaway

Interview – Marina Ottaway

Marina Ottaway, senior scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center, talks about the fight against ISIS, US democracy promotion, prospects for Egypt, and secular parties in the Middle East.

Review – Latin America’s Radical Left

Review – Latin America’s Radical Left

Ellner’s engaging volume moves beyond the stagnant ‘two lefts’ thesis to ask more substantive questions about governance and democracy under the region’s radical left.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkey’s democratic consolidation problems in the domestic arena have posed limitations on its ability to project power in the region, and widened the chasm with the European Union.

What is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs of Islamic Governance

What is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs of Islamic Governance

Democracy is inherent to Islamic values and Islamic historical experience. 
Muslims must revisit their sources and re-understand them without a bias against things.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

Trust in the local and Beijing governments has been damaged; a moderate approach would serve Beijing’s interests better than the confrontational approach taken so far.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

Review – Reinventing Global Democracy

Review – Reinventing Global Democracy

Scholte’s article, though inviting several questions, provides a solid starting point for how to reinvent global democracy in the face of the complexity of today’s world.

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Why did Egypt miss the chance to build democratic governance? What does the astonishing popularity of another military strongman tell us about Egyptian politics?

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Cubitt’s analysis of post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone offers a unique case study for the critical and empirical examination of liberal peace-making.

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

The Venezuelan opposition has undergone important changes in an institutionalist direction in its composition, discursive emphasis, and strategic direction.

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