The outcome of the race between increasingly artful electoral manipulation and limitless possible manifestations of democratic expression is never entirely certain.
In an open letter 65 senior retired officials from different Central services urge all public authorities and constitutional bodies to take heed.
A proposed law in Hungary to monitor finances of foreign-funded NGOs is another burden for the country’s civil society.
As Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
The Turkish president’s comments on Kashmir were made knowing full well they were contrary to India’s position. He was, in fact, brandishing his Islamist credentials.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey’s president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
What makes a state ‘authoritarian’? How do we recognise one, and under what conditions does it prosper?
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
The US State Department and the UN are spending big bucks to support the internet as a boon for democracy. But new research shows just providing access isn’t enough.
“The orders were coming from people like Sanjay. The way Sanjay treated people was horrible. Even I.K. Gujral, who was then I&B minister, would be ordered around by him, and insulted too.”