Democracy

The world needs to rekindle its democratic alliances to counter China’s growing techno-authoritarian power

The internet democratised speech but with the new Online Safety Bill, politicians and the media are trying to put the genie back in the bottle

The President of Poland celebrates 230 years of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s Constitution of 3 May 1791

Weekly pressers from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have turned into festivals of hostility towards the countries caught in the Kremlin’s crosshairs — why?

The strength of Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy is a precious thing — and one which only gets its due in rare moments of turmoil

The response to the political plight of Navalny has demonstrated that many civil rights organisations are neither principled nor brave

Commentators who have spent the last 20 years undermining key principles of democracy are crawling out from the woodwork to protect the right to protest

Debates over what constitutes ‘hate speech’ reintroduce dangerous concepts of sin and morality into our common law

If you’re looking for the enemies of free speech, you’re looking the wrong way, argues Robert Poll

Following the recent imprisonment of an activist for ‘disrespecting the monarchy’, James Snell looks at how Thailand’s current king differs from his predecessor