Friday, April 28, 2017

Tag: Authoritarianism

Hungary Plans to Crack Down on All Soros-Funded NGOs

Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded...

Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia?

Along with its many implications at home, the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey may have important repercussions on Ankara’s foreign policy, especially regarding Syria. The apology Ankara extended to Moscow last month for the Nov. 24 downing of a Russian jet had already raised expectations that normalization with Moscow...

Turkey’s Failed Coup Prompts Fears of an Erdogan Power Grab

For a leader already prone to authoritarian excess, the military’s abortive putsch plays right into his hands. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan had authoritarian tendencies before Friday’s surprise coup attempt, wait for what comes next. As the sun rose Saturday, the Turkish president emerged victorious after tens of thousands of supporters answered...

The coup attempt in Turkey has presented the US and Europe with a huge...

Turkey's president Recep Erdogan called Friday night's attempted government takeover by a faction within the Turkish military "an act of treason," and vowed that the coup-plotters would "pay a heavy price" for their actions. "This insurgency is a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the military" of mutineers, Erdogan...

Before Turkish Coup, President’s Drive to Stifle Dissent Sowed Unrest

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's escalating efforts to silence critics have had a chilling effect at home. The coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the culmination of a long-mounting discontent with the man who has essentially ruled the nation since 2002. Turkey has faced increased dangers in the past year....

U.S. Finds Itself on Shakier Ground as Erdogan Confronts Mutiny

WASHINGTON — With all the crises in the Middle East, the Obama administration took solace in the fact that there was one reliable, democratically elected strongman — a stalwart member of NATO — that Washington could depend on: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. No matter how the coup attempt...

The Collapse of the Liberal World Order

The world is entering a period where once-robust democracies have grown fragile. Now is the time to figure out where we went wrong. Once upon a time — that is, back in the 1990s — a lot of smart and serious people believed liberal political orders were the wave of...

Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment...

The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that — for once — their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline. Media reaction to the Brexit vote falls into two general categories: (1) earnest, candid attempts...

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