Armed Forces: What’s Next for Morsi’s Egypt?

Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr The Arab uprisings are redefining the political landscape of the Middle East and North African region. Despite recent transitional political processes being experienced by some Arab countries, chaos, uncertainty, fear, cases of sexual abuses against women, and struggle for power by sectarian groups still describe the general condition of affected countries […]

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Indonesia, Islam And Democracy

By Bawono Kumoro* Indonesia During a ceremony at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he received an honorary doctorate, President Yudhoyono tackled the global perception that Islam and democracy could not work together. The president said that he believed Indonesia was a good example to highlight how democracy, modernization and Islam worked hand in hand.Furthermore, President […]

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The anatomy of corrupting power: Nixon Grand Jury Records

  On November 10, 2011, the National Archives in College Park, MD opened 26 files from its Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) collection including transcripts of President Nixon’s grand jury testimony of June 23-24, 1975, pursuant to the July 29, 2011, order by Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge of the […]

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Cruel America

by Jonathan Schell At the GOP debate on the 12th, there was another public expression of enthusiasm for loss of life in Texas. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who favors repeal of President Obama’s health plan, what medical response he would recommend if a young man who had decided not to buy […]

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The legacy of a “public servant” who would torture the public

On: Remembering Why Americans Loathe Dick Cheney By Conor Friedersdorf As the former vice president releases his memoir, it’s useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure. When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent. Few political figures […]

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