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Can Trump be checked and balanced?

By Ulrike G. Theuerkauf | ( OpenDemocracy.net) | - - The US Presidential system has been much heralded as a prime example of horizontal accountability, but there is no guarantee how Donald…
The Last Days of Democracy?

The Last Days of Democracy?

By Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker | Foreign Policy in Focus | - - A fraudulent campaign has resulted in the election of a fraudulent president. What can be done to…
Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

By Lucy DerTavitian | (Informed Comment) | - - The battle over Mosul appears to have ignited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansionist Ottoman era fantasies. He gained a few more adversaries…
Trump, Putin, and the new Middle East

Trump, Putin, and the new Middle East

By Maged Mandour | ( OpenDemocracy.net ) | - - The election of Trump will give second wind to autocrats in the region as well as create space for the growth of…