The Moroccan authorities are unsuccessfully using their influence over religious discourse and the media to try to turn the public against protesters in the Rif.
The problem for the regime in Moscow is that today’s revolution is taking place not in the streets of Russia but in the minds of its citizens.
The West has long been a font of stability, prosperity, and security. Yet when faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth, and solidifying power.
Instead of addressing glaring security deficits, Sisi has focused on escalating the government crackdown on what remains of Egypt’s opposition.
Maduro doesn’t really matter. He is simply a useful idiot, the puppet of those who really control Venezuela: the Cubans, the drug traffickers, and Hugo Chavez’s political heirs.
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Activism Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.
“We are heavily counting on Tunisian and international civil society, the media, and every single Tunisian to get involved in this war on corruption.”
This is a moment of crisis in the history of American democracy.
While a growing private sector and a vibrant civil society can help compensate for the shortcomings of India’s public sector, the state is—and will remain—indispensable in delivering basic governance.