While the country’s most recent elections were generally considered to be free and fair (despite threats against international observers), the current crisis has raised questions in the international community about the regime’s ability to govern this complex nation of 300 million people, not to mention its vast stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
Monday, October 7, 2013
How the shutdown would be reported if it happened elsewhere [Article]
The language used to report domestic events in Western nations is often wildly different to similar events happening in 'hardline' countries. Slate's recent article shows the contrast from the US.