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El Salvador’s populist president is following the playbook of corrupt elites in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras when it comes to top courts.
The populist leader is blaming everyone but himself. Voters aren’t buying it.
Like its blatant vaccine nationalism, the administration’s unchecked stimulus policies are hurting the world—especially the global poor.
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
The U.S. president can clarify his belief in “sole purpose” through a new review process.
The United States, formerly the “honest broker,” must navigate political landmines at home and abroad to respond.
An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster of Liz Cheney.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.