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Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

Can it be done? It’s going to be tough, but let’s see. In June 1994, I obtained 21,561 votes in the European Elections in the London West constituency, the largest increase of any Liberal Democrat candidate in the elections. I was then still rather starry-eyed about European co-operation, and considered it important that Britain escape from America’s increasingly ...

Mallinson William
28.07.2021 17:34:33

A Blockchain voting system would have avoided the mess on the 2020 US elections

... the blockchain would be an additional step on increasing the security and reliability of these systems. Japan already introducing blockchain voting initiatives.The excuses of some politicians and groups that a digital system would avoid the access to elections to the "disenfranchised" is completely bollocks, today almost every citizen in the Western economies do have access to internet, mobile phones with internet and so on. If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram at al can have billions of using ...

Schneider Guilherme
24.01.2021 22:15:36

Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

An Oxford study of the 2018 US elections showed most of social media fake news and election interference came from domestic US sources. Regardless, as 2020 US election frenzy begins, prepare for an ever louder cacophony of howls on Russian meddling.Source: life.shared.com Almost everything ...

Murlidhar Neel
25.10.2019 11:06:48

Boris gearing up for General Elections in Fall of 2019

Right from his start as Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson prepares for quick general elections. Boris started his first day with big lofty promises: better education; fantastic new infrastructure; “caring for the whole country” incl. rural districts; brand new wideband into “every” home. And so on. Boris serves the public a rehash ...

Риис Карстен
30.07.2019 11:58:07

A Russian Flag at Prague Castle?

The significance of an upcoming, run-off, presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong! Contenders include the sitting president, outspoken, and politically incorrect Milos Zeman, who garnered 39% of the vote in the first of a two-phase election. His rival is chemist Jiri Drahos, the correct, low key, former president of the Czech Academy Science, who won 27%...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
22.01.2018 17:53:33

2017 French Presidential Elections: a decisive choice for the improvement of Russian-French relations

... intends to base her foreign policy on three axioms: non-interference, sovereignty and political freedom. This is roughly the rhetoric defended by Putin's Russia. However, Marine Le Pen will confronted to the "favorite" of the French political elections, Emmanuel Macron. What will come out for Russia in case of Macron`s victory? According to Macron`s official position, he does not adopt an anti-Russian or conflicting approach toward Russia. In fact, he tends to avoid concrete declaration regarding ...

Pinto Mailys
21.04.2017 00:28:10

US election 2016: American reputation at stake

... not delivering the same or similar message to the world even if the US could see the first female president in its history. An implication of the 2016 election campaign is that it triggers a negative impact on the reputation of the US democracy and elections abroad particularly in authoritarian, non-democratic regimes, and vulnerable democracies. Both the republican and democratic presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have a share in that negative impact. Trump’s locker room ...

Rahimov Rahim
07.11.2016 16:45:00

Electing an American President: What the Polls Don’t Tell

American Presidential elections are approaching in November, and are getting more attention than normal this year because of two unusually high profile and controversial candidates: Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (Republican). Polls as of mid-September suggest ...

Dowden Patricia
27.09.2016 14:53:00

America’s Putin

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton emerged as the leaders for the republicans and democrats respectively at the end of the decisive Super Tuesday on March 1. These results, though not final raise important questions on the notion and the role of American leadership in the 21st century. The US has always been characterized by a certain exceptionalism. Since Woodrow Wilson this nation has been driven by its strong will to make the world ‘safe for democracy’[1]. For the liberals it translated...

Boudet Anne-Emmanuelle
17.03.2016 00:21:00

Has there been "rollback" of democracy in Russia under Putin?

... principle of representative democracy. Obviously, not everyone has the time, knowledge, interest, and skill to participate much in self-government, so we elect people to represent us. From time to time, we pass judgment on their performance by means of elections. And yet, according to Jean-Jacques Rousseu, Englishmen are slaves, except for once every five years when they elect their representatives. According to the highly influential tradition of participatory democracy, when citizens are not actually ...

Eidlin Fred
16.02.2016 05:08:00

Kremlin policy: Strategic or like the music of a jazz group?

... theory and political history is weak. What he writes is often a mixture of brilliant insight and nonsense. "Putin has made any alternative unthinkable" thinks Pavlovsky, ... because "his political system has destroyed the legitimacy of elections as an instrument for the peaceful change of power." Putin's United Russia party is a "valuable instrument for winning rigged elections, but unlike the Chinese Communist Party, it lacks the autonomy and ideological coherence ...

Eidlin Fred
25.01.2016 08:12:00

Government is Incomplete Conquest

Political parties are alleged to provide their electorates with choice. Cynics might object that, while elections give an electorate the feeling that they have choice, this is only an illusion. Soviet propagandists used to like to point out that the choice is only between Rockefeller millionaires and Kennedy millionaires, that is, among factions of the ...

Eidlin Fred
22.10.2015 02:36:00


The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about a billion dollars on what it requested since 2011. As a result, the first...

Dobircianu Sorin
08.08.2015 10:48:00

On Canadian-Russian Relations

Canada’s next federal election is this year. It will most likely be held in October 2015. The current Conservative government is hoping to retain its majority through the manipulation of the Ukrainian/Canadian voting base in western Canada by support the Ukraine. The next federal election could be an historic first with a three-way battle for power among Conservatives, New Democrats and Liberals. Polling has been conducted on a weekly basis on a multitude of questions. Public opinion polls...

Dobircianu Sorin
12.03.2015 21:58:00

Your preferred candidate? None!

... choose at an election to determine that none of the candidates that are running for office reflects voter’s interests, or simply said it is an option to bespeak disapproval against all candidates. This curious new-but-old option, in case of Russian elections, is presently discussed in Russian Duma and I believe that this question deserves some more analysis with some extra flavor of political science. Domestic and International Practice Let’s start with few facts: For elections to Duma, ...

Lukac Martin
25.10.2013 10:42:00

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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