Rob Ford, Former Toronto Mayor Beset by Controversy, Has Died

Rob Ford, a popular former Toronto mayor best known for drug and alcohol scandals, has died after battling cancer.

Christian Caryl

Why Insurgency Is Fun

The status quo in the Western democracies is under attack — and its defenders are looking more listless by the hour.


Le Donald, and Western Democracy’s Populism Problem

Europeans may be gobsmacked by the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. But at home, they’re voting for dangerous politicians just like him.


The Greek Bailout Crowdfunding Campaign That Crashed Indiegogo

So far, some 61,000 people have pledged an impressive 1 million euros to the campaign.


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 26, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed El Dahshan reports on the bitter contradictions underlying Egypt's ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why a Populist Grand Strategy Might Be Unpopular

I've written in the past about the disconnect between the liberal internationalism of America's foreign-policy elite and the more realpolitik worldview of the American public. ...

Daniel W. Drezner

What do Glenn Beck and Kim Kardashian have in common?

From Mark Lilla, "The Beck of Revelation," New York Review of Books, December 9, 2010 issue: [A]fter reading these books and countless articles on the man, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The globalization of gridlock

As I said last week, the emergence of gridlock between the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government is going to put political pressure on ...

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