Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after speaking during the opening session of the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.… Read Full Article
Chinese Paramilitary police officers stand guard near Tiananmen Square on June 4, 2014 in Beijing, China.
Editor’s Note: Tyler Roylance is a senior editor at Freedom House, a non-government research and advocacy organization dedicated to “the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.” The views expressed are his own
Tyler Roylance: Authoritarian regimes rely on economic development, aggressive nationalism
Democracies have demonstrated ability to endure, adapt, recover, writer says
(CNN) Falling oil prices, pitiless civil wars, and the rapidly growing number of refugees have put much of the world in crisis mode, but authoritarian states are being hit especially hard.
Last week, Republican Senator Tom Cotton criticized President Obama’s nuclear deal framework with Iran, saying Obama was refusing to admit that airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only take “several days” and wouldn’t require any longer-term military commitment to be effective.… Read Full Article
(Fars News)A former CIA operative described Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, as the “most powerful operative in the Middle East today.”Qassem Suleimani has been called the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today.… Read Full Article