Institutional flaws have held the President back
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Friday 21 December 2012
You can't expect mature politics to be practised in countries like Egypt where political parties have been banned for 50 years
French opposition party agrees uneasy truce following internal battle over 'fraudulent' leadership election
Tuesday 18 December 2012
An uneasy peace has broken out in the month-old conflict which threatened to tear apart the main French opposition party.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Egyptians voted in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists, but opposed by secularists and others, officials in rival camps said after the first round of a two-stage referendum. The document threatens to divide the Arab world's biggest nation.
Friday 14 December 2012
Former mandarins said to be behind attack on reforms to selection of Permanent Secretaries
Thursday 13 December 2012
Homemade bombs exploded in Bangladesh's capital today and police fired tear gas at demonstrators as opposition parties enforced a general strike, demanding that the government restore an election-time caretaker administration.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
By publishing data on government activity, and promoting interaction with and between citizens, digital technology is changing statecraft for the better
Saturday 08 December 2012
Egypt's military has warned of 'disastrous consequences' if the political crisis gripping the country is not resolved through dialogue.
Friday 07 December 2012
This country's leadership has been exemplary when it comes to democractic handovers
Hillary Clinton uses Northern Ireland visit to call for end to violence as bomb is discovered in Londonderry
Friday 07 December 2012
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged an end to the new outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland today.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Clashes pitted Egyptian against Egyptian and were the most serious since Morsi's election
Friday 30 November 2012
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work yesterday in protest over the presidential decrees that have given the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Egypt's association of judges called Saturday for the judicial system to come to a halt to fight an assertion of near-absolute power by the nation's first democratically elected president, setting the stage for a confrontation between the courts and a man who has said his will is not subject to appeal.
Thursday 22 November 2012
The man who launched the government's e-petitions says our politics is based on granular issues but our political system is based on candidates
Monday 19 November 2012
The vote to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as the leader of the French right ended in acrimonious confusion last night with each candidate crying victory and accusing his opponent of fraud.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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