Asia Pacific

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Three leading campaigners on trial over their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement calling for political reform.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Opinion

Dissent in Morocco: From Abraham Serfaty to Nasser Zefzafi

Morocco's protest movements have changed over the past 60 years, but the regime's repressive ways have not.

Mohamed Daadaoui

by Mohamed Daadaoui

Mohamed Daadaoui

Opinion

Malaysia and Indonesia are bucking the global trend on democracy

Across the world, democracy is in retreat, but that's not the case in Southeast Asia's two biggest Muslim countries.

Max Walden

by Max Walden

Max Walden

Opinion

There is still hope for Cambodia's democracy

The international community has to pressure Cambodia to hold free and fair elections.

Mu Sochua

by Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua

UpFront

Is Brazil's democracy under threat?

We discuss the rise of controversial presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and whether he threatens Brazil's democracy.

Is Brazil's democracy under threat?

Opinion

How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East

By trading values for stability the EU is actually creating instability, and countless casualties like Jamal Khashoggi.

Jeremy Wildeman

by Jeremy Wildeman
- Emile Badarin

Jeremy Wildeman

Donald Trump

Noah Bookbinder Q&A: Is Trump violating the US Constitution?

Government watchdog CREW's executive director discusses the emoluments lawsuits and Trump's many conflicts of interest.

UpFront

Does Brexit mean chaos for the UK?

We debate whether another referendum would be undemocratic, and what the consequences of a 'no deal' would look like.

Does Brexit mean chaos for the UK?

Fault Lines

Donald Trump: All the President's Profits

Is Donald Trump profiting from the presidency? And if so what are the consequences for democracy in the US?

Hungary

Explained: EU parliament motion against Hungary

European Parliament votes to launch disciplinary action against Hungary for flouting its core values. What's next?

Explained: EU parliament targets Hungary's 'breach of values'

Hungary

EU votes to punish Hungary for undemocratic moves

MEPs vote 448 to 197 to start punitive procedures against Hungary for moves against EU's 'democratic values'.

EU legislators say 'yes' to disciplinary action against Hungary

The Listening Post

Media platforms and far-right movements in the UK

Consider which came first - public support for far-right movements or media coverage of them?

Head to Head

Is it time to rethink democracy?

Economist Dambisa Moyo on why she believes Western democracy is in crisis and how she plans to fix it.

Turkey

The fading legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

President Erdogan has been accused of trying to erase the secular founder's history, but is that a fair allegation?

Why Ataturk's legacy is debated 80 years after his death

Israel

Israeli Knesset stops bill seeking equality for all

Legislation submitted by Arab members of parliament called for Israel to treat its Arab and Jewish citizens equally.

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs