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Dec 8 2011

Russian Parliamentary Elections: a brief result overview

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The election to the State Duma held in Russia on December 4 became a very important step towards forming a stable, competitive party system. The most obvious outcome is decrease of support for the United Russia Party (237 seats) and strengthened … Continue reading

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May 24 2011

A Special Relationship with Issues to Address


by Nicholas Kitchen As Barack Obama heads to the UK fresh from the bounce to his own ego and the US polls that only the adoration of the Irish can provide, the President will find a British government with similar … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2011

Exporting “People Power”? The Philippine Revolution 25 Years Later


by Emmanuel Yujuico
As the Philippines recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of this event, several of its problems from quarter of a century ago remain unresolved, as do new ones which have emerged from giving mass demonstrations nearly equal billing to electoral processes. Then, as now, Western commentators tend to ascribe yearning for freedom and democracy as drivers of “People Power.” With jubilant scenes from Tunisia and Egypt now commanding airtime, returning to the country that started it all yields insights as well as caution. Continue reading

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