Excerpt from a Washington Postop-ed written by U Gambira, a pseudonym for the leader of the All-Burma Monks Alliance, on the widespread Burmese protests spearheaded by Buddhist monks in the fall of 2007.
Excerpts from remarks by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, accepting the National Democratic Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award.
Excerpts from the keynote address given by Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of the Republic of Indonesia, at the opening of the 40th Annual Conference of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) in Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia's citizens received the IAPC International Democracy Award, which Yudhoyono accepted on their behalf.
How do democracies deal with the deep divisions created by race, ethnicity, religion, and language? The cases of Canada, India, and the United States show that democratic institutions—notably, competitive elections…