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GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE: INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL BODIES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY

Why do some countries succeed in holding free, fair and open elections that advance the struggle for democracy while in other countries electoral processes are manipulated in ways that prop up authoritarian regimes? Democracy enables popular self- governances based on the holding of free, fair and inclusive elections in which …

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U.S. judge orders explanation of Iran prisoner deal

A federal judge has challenged the U.S. government’s move to drop charges against an Iranian man accused of sanctions violations as part of a U.S. prisoner trade agreed with Iran last month. Federal prosecutors filed a motion on Jan. 16 to drop the case against Alireza Moazami Goudarzi, an Iranian …

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