Egyptian autocrats struggle with football’s political pros and cons
As a result, the Egyptian government’s effort to promote football and use the sport to garner public support amounts to a double-edged sword in an environment in which the return to repressive autocracy following last July’s military coup that toppled ...
Global Spread of Democracy Poses New Challenge for the US
An autocratic government can advocate multipolarity in world ... Social Forum in Porto Alegre - mirror-image meetings that annually frame the pros and cons of international democracy. In the presently unipolar world, democracy among countries seems utopian.
Yanukovych: Ukrainian manufacturers poorly informed about pros and cons of FTA with EU
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has instructed the government to inform the public and manufacturers about the strong and weak sides of the Association Agreement, including a free trade area with the EU. "Of course, today one should answer why the ...
Privatisation – pros & cons
In its typical autocratic style, the PML-N government is wanting to embark upon perhaps the country’s biggest ever privatisation drive – some say with an estimated value in excess of Pak Rupees 1 trillion – and that too (once again) without first ...
Events in Kyrgyzstan and Their Pros and Cons for Tajikistan
In so doing, President Bakiev made 3 major mistakes. First, his government actively persecuted many members of opposition groups, human rights activists, and journalists critical of his restriction of freedom of expression. Second, his son and relatives ...