What is going on in Colombia? 🔊

What is going on in Colombia? 🔊

In April, Colombian demonstrators took to the streets to protest new policies proposed by the Government. The police responded with violence, with videos of the police response going viral. The response has subsequently led to larger protests against the Colombian...
What is going on in Samoa?

What is going on in Samoa?

By Patricia A. O’Brien Samoan democracy hangs in the balance as a constitutional arm wrestle plays out — with the world watching.  New battlelines in Samoa’s ongoing political crisis were drawn this week. After an evening swearing-in ceremony on the lawn of...
What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases This year’s election cycle will tell us whether political systems in the region can deal with social tensions made worse by the pandemic. Aseries of elections in Latin America this year, either held already or scheduled to take place, are...
What is going on in Myanmar? 🔊

What is going on in Myanmar? 🔊

On February 1st, 2021, the Burmese military overthrew the democratically elected government in Myanmar. Long-time political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested along with the leadership of the ruling National League for Democracy. What were the causes of this...
How can the US tackle its polarisation?

How can the US tackle its polarisation?

By Alison Goldsworthy In the past 20 years, hostility – fomented in a dislike and distrust of different groups – has dramatically increased and extended to many aspects of American life. Officer Eugene Goodman, an Iraq War veteran turned police officer, was on duty...
Is American democracy too polarised to survive?

Is American democracy too polarised to survive?

By Timothy Kuhner Donald Trump’s power won’t prove authoritarian enough to compel the other branches and levels of government to undermine the election, writes Associate Professor Tim Kuhner. Prior to 3 November, 2020, 35 percent of Republican voters believed...