Without real democracy, how will people hold governments to account?

Bobby Ramakant One of the major failures of current times is how democratic systems are being made ineffective so that people with a ‘power of one vote’ are not able to hold elected representatives to…

Bodily autonomy and sexual rights are integral to development justice

Bobby Ramakant The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or ‘visible’. If…

Appeasing Islamist militants by keeping anti-jihadist journalist in jail?

Anita Mathur South Asian branch of Al-Qaeda has reportedly established its footprint in Bangladesh and AQIS had already murdered 3 bloggers including Bangladesh-born US citizen Abhijit Roy. Following Roy’s murder, FBI and other intelligence agencies…

A Government Neither By Nor For The People

Alon Ben-Meir The political horse-trading in Israel seen over the past eight weeks, which went down to the wire to form a new government, was, in the main, a struggle over who would get what…

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