African Nations’ Growing Contempt for Stolen Elections

Newsweek,
June 28, 2008
There was a time when a stolen election in an African state, with a few hundred dead, would hardly have raised eyebrows—let alone been condemned by leaders of neighboring countries. In the days of Zaire’s Mobutu Sese Seko and Uganda’s Idi Amin, mass murder was more the rule than the exception; so it was in...

Unrest Plagues Many of Asia’s Young Democracies

Newsweek,
June 28, 2008
Even as China and Burma have struggled recently to rebuild from the Sichuan earthquake and Cyclone Nargis, disasters have struck a number of other Asian states. But these are shocks of the man-made kind. The countries in question, which include some of Asia’s strongest economies, have suffered enormous street protests, parliamentary meltdowns, threats of military...

Time of the Tough Guys

Newsweek,
June 156, 2008
As President George W. Bush limps through his lame-duck year, it won’t surprise you to read that he’s hugely unpopular. Now a new poll taken in 20 countries by WorldPublicOpinion.org and released exclusively to NEWSWEEK confirms the world’s low opinion of the president—but adds a twist. No other major world leader enjoys significantly greater trust...