By Fernando López Myanmar, a country of over 50 million people, just suffered a coup d’état committed by the military against the country’s democratic institutions. The country had a democratically elected government since 2011, which had replaced the military government that had ruled Myanmar since 1962. In 2010, the militaryContinue Reading

By Arianna Pearlstein Earlier this month, over 10,000 protesters, many of them students and first-time demonstrators, filled the streets of Bangkok to demand government reform. As they stood in front of the Democracy Monument, created to commemorate the 1932 bloodless revolution which ended absolute monarchy in Thailand, the protestors raisedContinue Reading

By Alon Kuster With the rise of Eurosceptic parties, one may ignore the deficiencies in the European Union (EU) that prevent it from countering this rise. I believe that, in order to improve the EU, one must analyse these structural deficiencies. I recently read a book by former Greek FinanceContinue Reading

By Nick Psomas Democracy is dead, and we have killed it. Paraphrasing the 19th century philosopher Friedich Nietzsche, the current state of democratic institutions resembles the political ‘Death of God’. Radical polarisation, surge in national and populist sentiment, a twisted bewitchment of the public by demagoguery and hostility to the political “Other”, areContinue Reading