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EU, US readying fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Jul 29, 2014

EU, US readying fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

The show of Western solidarity comes as the US accused Russia of ramping up its troop presence on its border with Ukraine and shipping more heavy weaponry to pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukrainian cities. #White House #US #NewsTracker #Russia #European Union #Sanctions #Ukraine #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #US-Russia relations #Western Democracy
Hong Kong Pro-democracy news site shuts due to political pressure

Jul 28, 2014

Hong Kong Pro-democracy news site shuts due to political pressure

In a letter posted on the House News website over the weekend, one of the site's founders said he and his family were "terrified" by Hong Kong's political atmosphere. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities #House News
Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

Jul 23, 2014

Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

As the slide in Akhilesh's credibility continues, the power centres in UP seem keen to only enjoy with impunity what they can, as 2017 seems to be an already lost election. #Uttar Pradesh #Samajwadi Party #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Democracy #lUCKNOW #Akhilesh Yadav #PolitcsDecoder #police transfers
Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

Jul 03, 2014

Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

The protest's messy aftermath is the latest sign of worries that Beijing is failing to keep its end of the bargain. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Jul 03, 2014

Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Fears are only going to be heightened following crackdown by the Hong Kong police, who normally do not have an antagonistic relationship with the people. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities

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Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

May 15, 2014

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy. #Narendra Modi #Democracy #LetterstoFP #horse trading
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014

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Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 28, 2014

At War Blog: The ‘Battle Rhythm’ of Helping to Build a Democracy

A view from inside a NATO compound in Kabul, where though seven-day workweeks, bombs and dangerous checkpoints, people from all over the world are trying to stabilize Afghanistan... #Afghanistan #Kabul #NATO #International Security Assistance Force #United States Air Force
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 28, 2014

Is Big Philanthropy A Western 'Tyranny Of Experts' - Or Measure Of Imperfect Democracy?

Years ago, quite early in my development career (which itself is a second career to journalism), I was sitting comfortably in the board room of a white shoe law firm with panoramic views of midtown Manhattan. The occasion was the board meeting of non... #Afghanistan #Kabul #NATO #International Security Assistance Force #United States Air Force
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 24, 2014

As Much of the World Frowns on Israel, Americans Hold Out Support

The failures of the Arab Spring to spread democracy in the Middle East have left many in America more inclined to side with Israel, which has lost backing elsewhere, analysts say... #Middle East #Pew Research Center #United States #Germany #Israel #Great Britain #Europe #China #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council #France #Hamas
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