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  • How to draft a constitution

    How to draft a constitution

    Egypt’s military has suspended the country’s Constitution and tasked experts with overhauling its fundamental law. Other countries in the region may also soon be in line for such a make-over – redesigning government institutions, enshrining individual liberties, entrenching guarantees of democratic accountability. But not all constitutions are created equal. Here are a list of six big issues to consider when creating a Constitution from scratch:

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  • How to draft a constitution

    How to draft a constitution

    Egypt’s military has suspended the country’s Constitution and tasked experts with overhauling its fundamental law. Other countries in the region may also soon be in line for such a make-over – redesigning government institutions, enshrining individual liberties, entrenching guarantees of democratic accountability. But not all constitutions are created equal. Here are a list of six big issues to consider when creating a Constitution from scratch:

  • In Russia, the price of bribes rise as its corruption rating slides

    Russia ranked 154th on the annual Corruption Perceptions Index of 178 countries, sliding down eight spots from last year. A promised 'war on corruption' isn't yielding fruit.

  • Kyrgyzstan authorizes deadly force on wave of riots, looting

    Kyrgyzstan authorizes deadly force on wave of riots, looting

    Deposed Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev insisted from Belarus on Wednesday he was still the country's rightful leader, while the interim government in Bishkek authorized the use of deadly force to put down looting and ethnic violence.

  • At Russia meeting, Putin and Medvedev tangle over democracy

    At Russia meeting, Putin and Medvedev tangle over democracy

    At a meeting, President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appeared to disagree over whether Russia is democratic enough, with an eye on the freewheeling politics of their neighbor, Ukraine.  

  • Bill could hasten Putin's return as president

    Bill could hasten Putin's return as president

    An amendment extending the president's term is set to pass in the Duma this week.