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21st Century Challenges to Democracy. Part IV: The influence of non-democratic states

In looking at problems confronting 21st century democracy and possible solutions, the Independent Observer has spoken with a number of international figures. In Part IV, we speak to Gareth Evans, former Australian...

Part III: A love of flamboyant trees and the art of Valentine Magutsa

IO - Finding the Zimbabwean artist, Valentine Magutsa proved to be almost as miraculous as Valentine’s own life. While writing my article about flamboyant trees in art and culture I found some...

21st Century Challenges to Democracy. Part III: The role of political structures and systems...

In looking at problems confronting 21st century democracy and possible solutions, the Independent Observer has spoken with a number of international figures. In Part III, we speak to Gareth Evans, former Australian...

21st Century Challenges to Democracy. Part II: The role of the internet, fake news...

In looking at problems confronting 21st century democracy and possible solutions, the Independent Observer has spoken with a number of international figures. In Part II, we speak to Paul Wolfowitz, former US...

21st Century Challenges to Democracy. Part I: The role of changing demographics, racism, the...

In looking at problems confronting 21st century democracy and possible solutions, the Independent Observer has spoken with a number of international figures. In Part I, we speak to Paul Wolfowitz, former US...

Part II: A love of flamboyant trees in art and culture around the world…

IO - Lt. Gen. Besar Harto Karyawan tells the story of how when he visited Japan it was the cherry blossom season. He saw how the Japanese had planted cherry trees along their rivers...

A Prince’s Legacy Part I: the Diponegoro exhibition at the Indonesian National Museum

IO - The Indonesian National Muse­um or Museum Nasional is using the latest museum technology of video mapping in telling the story of Dipo­negoro, a Javanese prince who fought the Dutch in...

Joe Biden as healer and unifier faces not only economic problems but also issues...

IO - On November 7th 2020 Indonesians awoke to the news that President-elect Biden had exceeded the minimum number of electoral votes needed in order to win the presidency. With over seventy-four...

Love of my country

IO - A Jewish man who is an Austra­lian citizen once told me how at the age of 18 he went to serve for 3 years in the Israeli army. “It was...

Idanna Pucci, from Florence to Bali Part IV: The twinning of two towns...

IO - Idanna Pucci has described Flor­ence as a hermetic city, with layers of culture and history and, in her view, Bali is very similar. “I have interacted with Bali for thirty-...

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