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  • Putin chides U.S. on its actions in Afghanistan — and warns of the risk of terrorism
    Trying to impose democracy on other countries does not work, Putin says. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-08-20
  • Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing
    Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador is disputing the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-03-01
  • El Salvador’s leader wins control of legislature in midterm vote; critics fear rising authoritarianism
    Popular at home, Bukele could test the Biden administration’s democracy policies in Central America. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-03-01
  • Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country
    Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-27
  • Clashes in Mogadishu throw Somalia’s political crisis into dangerous new phase
    The country has been in a constitutional crisis since Feb. 8 when the president’s mandate ended. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-19
  • It was a milestone for Mexico’s democracy. Now López Obrador wants to get rid of the country’s freedom of information institute.
    The president calls the transition to democracy mostly a sham. Critics say the effort shows his authoritarian tendencies. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Russia’s opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why.
    After facing withering crackdowns, allies of jailed anti-Putin leader Alexei Navalny are looking ahead to elections later this year. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-13
  • How Russian biotech trampled protocols — and challenged the West — in race for Sputnik V vaccine
    But Putin’s goal of turning Russia into a scientific powerhouse could still be elusive. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-08
  • Putin’s latest gamble
    The Kremlin cracks down on opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s supporters all over Russia. And, how Pfizer is making the most of its available vaccine doses. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-04
  • What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin
    Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-01-29
  • In Russia’s messaging battle, the opposition lights up social media. Putin’s allies plod along on state TV.
    Russian youths grew up under Putin. Now, energized by TikTok and Instagram, they are protesting his rule. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-01-29
  • Israel may be headed for new elections — again
    A planned no-confidence vote Wednesday could spell the end the unity government formed seven months ago. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-02
  • Thai leader faces court ruling that could cost him his job
    Thailand’s highest court is set to rule on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has breached ethics clauses in the country’s constitution and should be ousted from his position ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • In Siberian coal country, signs of Russia’s shrinking population are everywhere. It ‘haunts’ Putin.
    The pandemic has only accelerated the struggles in regions far from Moscow. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Netanyahu rival threatens to end coalition, force election
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner says he will vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and pushing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Leaving Afghanistan Was the Right Call, But It May Haunt Biden—and the U.S.—Forever
    The last week saw the unceremonious end to the longest military adventure in American history. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan is the first major foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration and surely the largest since 9/11. It is also largely self-inflicted. The failure lies not in the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-08-20
  • Malaysia’s New Prime Minister Brings Old Guard Back to Power Amid COVID-19 Crisis
    Malaysia’s king appointed the country’s third prime minister in just 18 months, marking the return to power of a pro-Malay party that ruled the country for decades as virus cases reach new highs. The monarch on Friday selected Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the deputy leader of the previous government, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-08-20
  • Facebook Hit by New Antitrust Case as Federal Trade Commission Seeks to Salvage Landmark Lawsuit
    U.S. antitrust officials refiled their monopoly lawsuit against Facebook Inc., seeking to salvage the landmark case that a judge threw out in June. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday filed the new complaint in federal court in Washington, alleging that Facebook violated antitrust laws by buying Instagram ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-08-19
  • Governments Used Spyware to Surveil Journalists and Activists. Here’s Why Revelations About Pegasus Are Shaking Up the World
    Activist groups are calling on governments to step in to regulate the sale of spyware after data was leaked to major news outlets showing hundreds of journalists, activists, dissidents and lawyers around the world likely had their phones targeted by invasive surveillance software. “The industry has shown that ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-07-19
  • Afghanistan Running Out of Oxygen as COVID-19 Surge Worsens
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where up to 65% of those ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-06-19
  • Iran Is Too Often Viewed Through the Lens of Our Rulers. Try Looking Through the Eyes of Our People
    No child should lose a mother because the hospital suddenly runs out of blood; no father should feel ashamed for not being able to put food on the table in a country as rich as Iran; and no college graduate should live with the constant anxiety of finding ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-06-18
  • With Benjamin Netanyahu Out in Israel, What Comes Next for the Country?
    By a margin of 60-59, with one abstention, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has voted confidence in a coalition government led by conservative Naftali Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid. The dozen-year reign of Benjamin Netanyahu, known by friends and enemies alike as “Bibi,” as Israel’s prime minister is over. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-06-18
  • Swedish Prime Minister Faces No-Confidence Vote as Parties Unite Against Him
    Sweden’s fragile ruling coalition looks increasingly shaky after a leftist party won support from the conservative opposition to push through a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. The Left Party, which isn’t part of the government, appears to have the backing of the Moderates, the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-06-17
  • I Fled Gaza But My Family Remains. Will the U.S. Step Up and Help Them?
    I’ve lived in California since I escaped Gaza in 2016. I’m at my desk, trying to write about the events of the past week and can’t concentrate. After a long night of watching bombs fall and destruction reign in my home, I woke up on Saturday and called ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-05-18
  • The Unexpected Ways Climate Change is Reshaping College Education
    In 2018, Scott McAulay had a “Wizard of Oz moment.” He was a final-year architecture student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland when the U.N. published a report warning that the world had 12 years to transform society to avoid catastrophic, irreversible climate change. Buildings, the report ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-04-16
  • What the Protests in Northern Ireland Could Mean for the Future of Its Peace
    In recent weeks, Molotov cocktails, bricks and bottles have met barricades and water cannons as towns and cities in Northern Ireland faced some of their worst rioting in years. Mobs made up mainly of teenagers from both loyalist and republican neighborhoods have clashed with police, who struggled to ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-04-15
  • Myanmar Military Forces Kill at Least 38 After Opening Fire on Pro-Democracy Protesters, Monitoring Group Says
    (YANGON, Myanmar) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in parts of the country’s largest city as security forces killed more protesters in an increasingly lethal crackdown on resistance to last month’s military coup. At least 38 people were killed Sunday and dozens were injured in one ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-14
  • Police Detain At Least 200 Participants in Russian Opposition Forum in Moscow
    MOSCOW — Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils on Saturday, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities. Police showed up at the gathering shortly after it opened at a Moscow hotel, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-13
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro Denied COVID-19 Was a Problem. Now He’s Embracing Vaccines. Here’s What Changed
    Jair Bolsonaro is trying to shed his image as a “coronavirus denier”. Brazil’s far right president has spent the past year dismissing COVID-19 as “a little flu”, and railing against lockdowns. As recently as Mar. 4 he told Brazilians to “stop whining” about the country’s deaths from the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-12
  • What Happens Next in Brazil Now That Lula Has Returned
    Jair Bolsonaro is not the only larger-than-life politician in Brazil running for president anymore. In a surprise ruling this week, a Supreme Court judge overturned two corruption convictions against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known simply as Lula, opening the door for him to contest ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-12
  • U.S. Judge In Nevada: Felony Deportation Law Unconstitutional
    A federal judge in Nevada has issued a ruling with potentially broad implications for U.S. immigration cases. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-08-20
  • Court Orders Arizona Senate To Disclose Cyber Ninjas’ Vote Audit Records
    Just because it's a private company doesn't mean Cyber Ninjas can be used to subvert the public records law, the court ruled. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-08-20
  • Texas Democrats Return, End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill
    Some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections overhaul. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-08-20
  • Native American Voting Rights Act Introduced In Congress As Native Voter Suppression Rises
    The Senate is gearing up for a September session focused on voting rights. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-08-20
  • Mike Lindell Is Hiding A County Clerk Amid FBI Probe Of A Vote Data Leak: Report
    As the FBI investigates claims that Colorado voting machine passwords were given to a presumed QAnon leader, the clerk is reportedly at a secret safe house. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-08-19
  • Kevin McCarthy Trashed On Twitter For ‘O.J. Simpson’ Approach To Jan. 6 Probe
    Three of the five picks voted against certifying the 2020 election results. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-07-20
  • What To Know About Ranked-Choice Voting
    New York Democrats are putting ranked-choice in the spotlight, using what proponents say is a fairer system of voting to select a mayoral candidate. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-06-19
  • Arizona Sham Auditors Transport Voting System Data To Secret Montana Hideout
    The liaison for the controversial audit arranged by Republicans conceded the data may contain "sensitive" personal information about voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-06-18
  • Republicans Rip Sen. Joe Manchin’s Proposed Voting ‘Compromise’
    The West Virginia Democrat again expressed hope that "there’s enough good Republicans" who will support a bipartisan outcome on federal voting changes. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-06-17
  • GOP Voters Believe Trump’s Lie That Arizona’s Sham Audit Could Overturn His Election Loss
    A new poll finds that half of Republican voters think Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud could put him back in the White House this year. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-06-17
  • Trump Should Encourage His Supporters To Get Vaccinated, Fauci Says
    A recent survey found that nearly half of all people who voted for Trump in 2020 don't want to get the coronavirus vaccine. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-14
  • How A Coal Magnate, Jim Crow Voting Laws & 1,017 Votes Made Democrats’ Senate Majority
    The power to enact Biden’s agenda rests on the slimmest of majorities. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-14
  • Democrats Are Rapidly Evolving On The Filibuster
    Key holdouts on nixing the 60-vote threshold include Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin. But the party is definitely warming to an idea that is gaining momentum. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Jimmy Carter Says He’s ‘Saddened And Angry’ Over Georgia GOP’s Efforts To Restrict Voting
    The former president said that the proposals, backed by state Republicans, "appear to be rooted in partisan interests, not the interests of all Georgia voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto Is Latest To Back Filibuster Reform
    The 60-vote filibuster threshold stands in the way of the Senate passing President Biden’s agenda. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09