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Israel/Palestine

Barriers on the road to peace in Israel/Palestine

In recent decades, religious fundamentalism on both sides has contributed to violent clashes

Women’s rights in Algeria

Women stand up against femicide

After several brutal cases of femicide, many women in Algeria no longer want to put up with discrimination and violence

Elections

Elections in Pakistan at a crucial moment

The national elections in Pakistan, previously postponed multiple times, are now scheduled for February 2024. The prolonged delays have heightened political tensions in a country already grappling with uncertainty

Governance

A brief history of Hindu-supremacism in India

Many western observers fail to understand how fundamentally authoritarian the ideology of India’s current government is

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Decentralisation

Responding to local needs through decentralisation

Implemented in 2013, Kenya’s devolution redistributed power to 47 counties, fostering local development. While achieving a better resource distribution and increased citizen participation, challenges like corruption and tribalism persist

Rule of law

Mexico needs opportunities, not violence

Mexico had high expectations of the present government’s promise to curb crime and improve security. With crime rates high and prosecution rates low, confidence in the state and its institutions is now waning further

Our View

Democracy needs separate branches of government

Elections are important, but unless there are independent institutions, liberty will be eroded fast

United States

Democracy in danger in the United States

US President Joe Biden has framed his foreign policy as a battle for democracy against autocracy. However, the US is struggling to uphold democratic values both at home and abroad

Authoritarian leaders

Brazil defended democracy more effectively than the US

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro adopted similar strategies, but Brazil offered a stronger and faster response against threats to presidential election results than the United States

Abuse of power

Fighting corruption on an international level

Corruption undermines democracies and supports autocracies. Although progress has been made in the fight against corruption, much more needs to be done

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