Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels

Three friends sneak up the city's towering skyscrapers in an act of rebellion against the establishment.

Head to Head

Kenya: Democracy on trial?

Former Prime Minister Odinga on Kenya's "tribal" democracy, political violence, corruption and the rise of al-Shabab.


What US elections should look like in a real democracy

Real change can only ever come from popular mass movements.

by Susan Abulhawa

War & Conflict

Greece and the swansong of the nation-state

Greece finds itself in the role of a Sisyphean cautionary tale, preserved within the EU in a zombie limbo.

by Iason Athanasiadis

101 East

Rodrigo Duterte: Guns, Goons and the Presidency

Using gun power, he cleaned up his violent city. Now he wants the Filipino presidency. We join his wild ride to the top.


Is Bangladesh moving towards a one-party state?

We ask Shahriar Alam, the country's state minister for foreign affairs, about the future of democracy in Bangladesh.


United States: Democracy or oligarchy?

Mehdi Hasan on how money and racism undermine US democracy.


Does Bangladesh have an ISIL problem?

Shahriar Alam, the country's state minister for foreign affairs, discusses the recent surge of ISIL-claimed attacks.

People & Power

Voters' Rights: What's Happening to American Democracy?

Part two of our investigation into the erosion of US democracy and how it is revealed in the 2016 presidential campaign.


Atheism, Buddhism and religious freedom in Myanmar

As religious conflict intensifies in Myanmar, atheists hide their lack of belief behind secret groups.


Military-backed Thai council rejects new constitution

Rejection of draft sets back plans for Thailand's return to democracy, with the military retaining substantial powers.


No major incidents as Haiti holds long-overdue polls

Arrests made and some polling stations closed, but observers believe parliamentary elections went "fairly well".


Haitians begin voting in long-delayed elections

Poorest nation in the Americas goes to polls after campaign period marred by violence and lack of interest from voters.


Q&A: Ali Benflis' take on Algerian politics

Ali Benflis reflects on the alleged "void in power", the democratic transition and Algeria's economic issues.


Chinese state media critical of Hong Kong vote

Editorials published deploring vote against election reforms and accusing the pro-democracy camp of being "selfish".