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While there is a growing movement for more government openness and accountability, governments around the world are also taking new measures to restrict civil society.
Internet shutdowns are not new, but they have become increasingly popular instruments among dictators and autocrats who want to control their citizenry and preempt political threats.
Bashing capitalism and the inequality it generates and perpetuates is as old as Karl Marx. The businessmen want to repair it, while radical critics want it replaced.
Four years ago, the AfD had seemed to fade from the political picture. Its recent rise has stopped for now, but Germany is not immune to far-right politics.
The new round of tariffs has put U.S.-China trade negotiations on hold. Just a month ago, a deal to end the trade war was deemed likely. So why did this process unravel so quickly and what is the way going forward?