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Democracy, You're Fired!
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
YPFP Fellowship Program
Fighting Autocracy with Democracy
Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center for Demo...
Revisiting Kafka's Castle in New Turkey
In today's Turkey, the controversial 1150-room palace of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dubbed AK Saray, is no less than Kafka's Castle in terms of its absurdity.
Even the Ruler of Hungary Needs an Independent Third Sector
Jon Van Til
Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and Visiting Scholar ...
In both the long and short run, Hungary is likely to suffer from the majoritarian zeal of Orban's desire to run it all. Even the strongest ruler stands to benefit from citizen interest in resolving society's problems.
Systematic Torture, Syria and the Human Body -- My Father
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
President of the International American Council
However, how much longer can the regime sustain itself on gruesome tactics when the numbers of resistors have grown exponentially and will only continue to increase?
The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?
Writer and playwright
We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.
How an Arab Autocrat Falls
As the events unfolding in Tunisia demonstrate, the bargain struck by the West with autocrats sitting atop social pressure cookers ready to erupt at any minute is a bad one.
Quest for Bona Fide Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh
Senior Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Internationa...
Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.
Starving For Food, Thirsting For Freedom
Founder, Human Rights Foundation
When a natural disaster strikes, the world acts immediately. But even though the Darfur death toll continues to climb because of human rights violations, the world is still sitting silently.
The Meaning of the Venezuelan Election Results
Founder, Human Rights Foundation
The Chavez government manipulates rules, laws, and institutions as it sees fit. This has been the case for several years and will be its lasting legacy.
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King Klein Keeps Them in Line
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
New York City desperately needs other elected officials, its media, the unions, and a mass movement of teachers and students to resist what is happening.
Obama's Human Rights Opportunity in Singapore
International lawyer on emerging markets, politics of business...
Any American president should be horrified by the conditions under which opponents of the regime in Singapore have been harassed. The APEC summit presents an opportunity to set the record straight.
McCain: House Is "Almost Under Autocracy" With Speaker Pelosi
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