March 13, 2014

Hong Kong's Shaky Democratic Future

Martin Lee, New York Times

The Associated Press

For the nearly 17 years since Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China in 1997, we Hong Kongers have been dreaming of the genuine democracy that was promised by Beijing. But today our autonomy and the rule of law it buttresses are under threat from the mainland central government.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Democracy, China, Hong Kong


March 10, 2014
Does China Still Have Two Systems?
Samson Yuen & Kitty Ho, Diplomat
The brutal attack on the former chief editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper has appalled and shocked this city, where violent crimes are rare. Kevin Lau Chun-to, a veteran journalist who had just stepped down as the chief... more ››
March 11, 2014
Afghan Election's Hip-Hop Anthem
Uri Friedman, The Atlantic
  Ask a young Afghan, who has come of age in war and turmoil, why his peers should vote in the country's presidential election, and what might he say? He might break into a rap that goes something like this: more ››
March 7, 2014
Only Realists Spread Democracy
Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
History leaves no doubt that realists have been the most successful foreign policy faction in exporting democracy. more ››
March 11, 2014
What Afghan Election Success Would Look Like
O'Hanlon & Sharifi, TNI
The Obama-Karzai relationship is not the greatest risk. The larger danger, rather, concerns the upcoming elections, in which eleven candidates seek to replace President Karzai after his dozen years in office. Due to take place... more ››
March 11, 2014
Russians, Still Not Yearning to Breathe Free
David Harsanyi, Federalist
Putin may face international disapproval from the West over his Crimean actions, and he may even have to deal with some short-term ineffectual sanctions; but at home, he’s enjoying his highest approval ratings in years. Yet,... more ››