Dictator

The more power, prosperity, and stability China projects, the greater the appeal of its authoritarian model. Photo: Reuters

China and the future of democracy

4 min read . 15 May 2018
Nicolas Maduro’s regime already is a military dictatorship, with officers in charge of many government agencies. Photo: Reuters

Intervening in the Venezuela crisis

4 min read . 10 Jan 2018
Even Vladimir Putin, after 17 years in power, is in danger of making a miscalculation one day. Photo: Reuters
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

Freedom and the written word

6 min read . 13 Feb 2016
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint<br />

The Emergency, forty years later

3 min read . 24 Jun 2015
Islamabad is presented as a new city, breeding a new, dangerous culture of impunity. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<br />

Book review: City of Spies

4 min read . 04 Apr 2015
Except India, the link between liberal democracy and elections seems to be weak or unreal in countries around the world. Photo: Reuters<br />

Democracy but something else as well

4 min read . 27 May 2014