Democracy

Tehran- More than hundreds of Journalist and Public figures in Iran received a threatening message, which started a wave of fear in the media and general public. The text was a warning to alert the journalists to avoid the contact ...

Intelligence agents arrested on Thursday 21 March at dawn the chief of staff of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president. The latter denounced a “vile” and “crude” manoeuvre and warned that he would not be intimidated. Roberto ...

Manuel Alcántara Sáez is professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a founding member of FLACSO-Spain. Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (1976) and Ph.D. in Political Science (1984) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor of Political Science ...

François Hollande, French president, declares in 2014 that Tunisia represents “the hope of the Arab world”. This country doesn’t cease to create the surprise – and sometimes the discontent – of its neighboring countries, but also of its society itself. ...

I am started to read about the phenomenon named “populism” when presidency election in Europe is getting close. When I read about it, there is a lot of opinion about how controversy is populism in European democracy life. The reason ...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the global stage as a phenomenon that gripped India with approval ratings that have surpassed most Indian and international political figures. The rhetoric and ideology he espouses, however, pose a much more profound threat ...

Even though, democracy is thriving and taking root across Sub-Saharan Africa, several countries on the Continent, are still lurching under the heft of tyranny and brutality at the hands of self-perpetuating despots who cling on to power by hook or ...

Civil-Military Relations is considered the biggest threat to democracy in Pakistan. In last seven decades, Pakistan has witnessed three direct military coups which almost constitute half of Pakistan’s history. Moreover, political analysts believe that military has played behind the scene ...

A silent erosion of Brazil’s rule of law is taking place by João Carlos Magalhães. As you’re probably aware, liberal democracies are endangered. Donald Trump’s approaching presidency might entail the piecemeal deconstruction of America as we know it. Brexit might be ...

Summary Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of an occasional series on China’s transformation that Stratfor will be building upon periodically. China’s Communist Party is locked in a struggle for political legitimacy. For most of the past three decades, ...