What will the Japanese upper house elections mean for Abe?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will likely lose seats in the upper house elections…

Hong Kong leader condemns ‘extremely violent’ protests

HONG Kong’s leader on Tuesday condemned “the extreme use of violence” by masked protesters who stormed…

Service chiefs: Stop inciting military to take over government – Buhari’s opposition warned

The National Democratic Front, NDF, has accused opposition and “enemies of democracy” of being desperate to…

Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy – five key policies assessed

WHEN Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister in spring 2014 the Indian economy was in the…

Tears, insults as media’s role in Australian election questioned

THE man tipped to become Australia’s next prime minister pilloried the country’s right-wing media Wednesday after…

How the world’s largest democracy casts its ballots

ABOUT 600 million Indian citizens are expected to cast their votes over a period of 39…

Jokowi bets on an infrastructure boom

TIP O’NEILL, speaker of the US House of Representatives in the 1980s, famously declared that ‘all…

New electoral laws place Thai democracy in danger

ON 24 March, for the first time since a May 2014 military coup, Thailand held a…

To preserve its democracy, Indonesia must reconsider its current cyber-policy

INDONESIA has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth…

India’s elections will be a struggle for the country’s soul

INDIAN elections are big. Big in numbers and big in significance.  The national election coming up…