The outpouring of grief for Thailand’s King Rama IX makes one wonder if reverence and respect for national leaders will fall victim to the tendency to vilify and stigmatize public figures on social media.
Gjelten, a savvy observer of contemporary America whose essays have graced our pages often, writes that with population diversity and political polarization reaching an all-time high in America, and that with more war ...
Though the international community pays little attention to Nepal, it’s worth noting how the resilience of the country’s democracy movement is a beacon of hope and its activists are an example to others.
2015 saw important, yet fragile, democratic gains around the world. But, as the West is now preoccupied with domestic challenges, the future of democratic reform will be determined by those on the frontlines.
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