In Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, Misagh Parsa asks why some countries democratise themselves through reform, while others have to take the revolution route.
If there is one thing the Catalonian experience shows us, it is that European democracies need a great deal of democratisation.
One of the main social demands in the South American country is greater transparency on the part of the authorities.
The Twitter user was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed”.
Germany’s parliament approved marriage equality in June after Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to make the vote a matter of conscience.
The old and those in need of care have seen their problems multiply since Maria shattered basic infrastructure across the US island.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that communication was happening directly and cited two or three US channels open to Pyongyang.
Trump, who plans to visit the island on Tuesday, fired off a series of angry tweets from his private golf club, taking aim at the mayor of San Juan.
US does not provide non-humanitarian, non-trade-related foreign assistance to any country that fails to comply with minimum standards for eliminating trafficking.
The symbolic gesture of protest during the traditional playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” was adopted by some African-American players over the last year to protest against racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
The referendum, declared illegal by Spain’s central government, has thrown the country into its worst constitutional crisis in decades.
The travel curbs will discourage visits by businessmen and Kurdish expatriates affecting industries, financial services, transport and real estate.
The newest travel ban is still a Muslim ban at its core, and engages in unlawful discrimination based on national origin” said the ACLU’s director
The move does not address the onerous burden Saudi women carry on account of the male guardianship system and is instead intended only to shore up the stature of the crown prince.
“People can’t fathom what it is to have children drinking from creeks, people in nursing homes without oxygen” said Mayor Cruz, emphasising the damage.
The lowest limit in decades was criticised as marking the US’s departure from global leadership, given the increasing exoduses worldwide.
The move, detected by South Korean and US intelligence agencies has sparked concerns of the North stepping up its provocative actions.
His visit will include attending two major summits, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conclave in the Philippines.
If FC Barcelona stays committed to its political beliefs, such as Catalonia’s independence from Spain, it will threaten its own existence – such as getting kicked out of the La Liga.
Price’s abrupt departure was announced an hour after Trump told reporters he was disappointed in Price’s use of private aircraft and did not like the way it reflected on his administration.
Citing conflict of interest in a tobacco firm funding research for a smoke free world, the UN agency ruled out any collaboration with it.
“‘Give us the pastor back’, they say. You have one pastor as well. Give him (Gulen) to us,” Erdogan said.
It is more important than ever to be well-informed about North Korea, and move beyond the common caricatures of the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un.
Hurricane Maria, which came ashore as the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly 90 years, has created a humanitarian crisis.
Housed in tents, schools and government buildings stocked with essentials, evacuees fear they are in for a long wait that could disrupt their livelihoods.
The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas in August seeking “any and all documents” about both agencies’ dealings with former MI6 officer Christopher Steele.
The company’s presentation to the Intelligence Committee “showed an enormous lack of understanding from the Twitter team of how serious this issue is,” Senator Warner said.
The Black Lives Matter movement began with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media in 2012 after black high school student Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida.
The effort began this week after it was reported that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, and other senior White House officials had used private email accounts to exchange messages for government business.
Turkey has been battling a three-decade insurgency in its largely Kurdish southeast and fears the referendum will inflame separatist tensions at home.
If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation.
Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for trying to take from his hotel an item bearing a propaganda slogan, North Korea’s state media reported.
Puerto Ricans are heavily dependent on cell phones, a prominent source of internet access which has a cell phone penetration rate of nearly 100%.
The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
It seems almost inevitable Iraqi Kurdistan will separate from the rest of Iraq – but going it alone will be hugely difficult.
The commission will seek victims who were killed or kidnapped by the military or rebels in order to help reunite them with families or return their remains.
The plan would lower corporate and small-business income tax rates, reduce the top income tax rate for high-earning American individuals and scrap some popular tax breaks.
A number of winners of the peace prize have gone on to launch wars or escalate them.
Facebook revealed this month that suspected Russian trolls purchased more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on its platform during the 2016 election cycle.
His exit as the finance minister will help facilitate coalition talks with the pro-business Free Democrats in a fractious Bundestag lower house.