Drawing the curtains on a drawn-out and dramatic election season, today the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and the next president of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, an American-brokered power-sharing agreement signed by the two leading candidates dictates that runner-up Abdullah Abdullah will serve as his chief executive officer. Together they will share control over who leads key institutions such as the Afghan army and other executive decisions. Read more…
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The Obama administration may think it’s winning the fight against Al Qaeda and building democracy in Yemen. But that’s not the way it looks on the ground.
Continue reading Obama’s Model for War on ISIS Is a Wreck
As Beijing pushes a controversial form of ‘universal suffrage,’ democracy leaders are waiting for Canada to fulfill its ‘moral obligation’
Continue reading Hong Kong looks to Ottawa for support against China's controversial election reform
Democracy activists are pleading for international help to restore order out of Libya’s anarchy. But that’s not going to happen.
Continue reading Libya: Requiem for a Revolution
A Libyan women’s rights activist pays tribute to slain defender of democracy, Sawa Bugaighis, who was stabbed and shot to death in her home on the day of the country’s general election.
Continue reading A Woman Worth More Than All Libya’s Men