Tag Archive for: "democracy"
The number behind Fiji’s coup culture

The spectre of Fiji’s ‘coup culture’ continues to loom over the republic despite the peaceful transfer of power on Christmas Eve 2022. That this occurred was due, in part, to Commander Major General Ro Jone …

Russia’s post-Putin possibilities

Now that Russia has been so greatly damaged and diminished by President Vladimir Putin’s reckless war of choice in Ukraine, what might the country’s future hold? Plausible scenarios range from a power grab by a …

Malaysia’s new dawn?

In 2007, on the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence, Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz celebrated the ‘miracle’ of the country’s economic rise and creation of a vibrant multiethnic society. In the 15 years that followed, …

Iran’s protests go back to the future

The public unrest that has gripped Iran since September, spearheaded by women, is essentially about the very objectives that the instigators of the 1978–79 Iranian revolution sought but failed to achieve—a pro-democracy transformation of the …