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Narendra Modi, Tayyip Erdogan

Democracy Is No Protection from Authoritarianism

Just because a country’s leader has been elected by the people does not mean that he or she will adhere to democratic principles once in power. In these cases, as illustrated by recent examples in Turkey and India, the populace and media must try to hold them to account before it is too late.

camera, court

Keeping an Eye on Justice

The work of the US Congress is on display for anyone desiring to tune in. But why are federal courts largely exempt from this public scrutiny?

John Kiriakou

The CIA vs. Donald Trump

John Kiriakou was a 15-year CIA veteran before he exposed its torture program. Today he analyzes an agency unchecked by oversight and whose power is underestimated by the Trump administration.