Comment | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Even in developing democracies, political institutions remain vulnerable to capture by the super-rich.
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
Better representation could have far-reaching effects for the whole country.
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
21 Dec 12
System may be changing, slowly, so that policies become more important than politicians.
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
8 Dec 12
Reconciliation, remembrance and the admission of crimes are all essential to making peace work, even if a settlement is reached.
19 Oct 12
Once-powerful politician miscalculates by attempting to take over parliament.
11 Oct 12
Agreement to hold talks is important, but fighting continues and there is massive distrust between government and rebel guerrillas.
13 Sep 12
Change of government strengthens position of president and his party by sidelining an up-and-coming politician.
20 Jun 12
Government’s decision to delete clause granting reprieve to former combatants could be a backward step in combating the rebel force.
20 Jun 12
Political classes mobilise young people for their own ends.
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