The Biggest Threat to Boris Johnson Isn’t Jeremy Corbyn
The British prime minister isn’t afraid of the Labour party’s leader. To retain his parliamentary seat in an increasingly diverse west London district, Johnson is facing a tight race to fend off Ali Milani, a 25-year-old immigrant from Iran.
For the 2020 Democrats, It’s America First, Too
The slate of Democratic candidates includes two Rhodes scholars, two ex-soldiers, and a former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But don’t count on them to resurrect a Pax Americana.
Hong Kong’s Silent Majority Can Speak at the Ballot Box
The upcoming vote is a prime test of public opinion—if the government lets it happen.
The Left Will Govern Spain, but the Far-Right Is the Real Winner
Spain used to be seen as Europe’s exception due to its lack of an ultranationalist xenophobic party. Now the upstart Vox holds more than 50 seats in the parliament.
Who Wants to Be the Next Former President of Bolivia?
Evo Morales’s successor faces an unenviable set of challenges to stabilize the country.
Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics
Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he and his new party represent all Ethiopians.
Amid Political Chaos, a Chance for Israel’s Arab Minority
Seeking to form a government, Benny Gantz is meeting with the Arab Joint List. What does that mean for the political future of its constituency?
Malawi’s Election Was Not Stolen With White-Out
A disputed presidential poll in the small southern African country has led to upheaval. International observers must release key data rather than staying silent if they want to promote stability and trust in the electoral process.
Tough Talk on Catalonia Might Win an Election, but It Won’t Unite Spain
Pedro Sánchez has turned up the heat on Catalan separatists in the hope of winning on Nov. 10, but his rhetoric and the Supreme Court’s harsh sentences of separatist leaders will only strengthen the secessionist movement.
The Democratic Alliance’s Demise Puts South Africa’s Multiparty Democracy at Risk
The implosion of the country’s leading opposition party is bad news for competitive politics and democratic institutions—and its impact will be felt across Africa.
The Cure for Populism Is Equal Opportunity
Maxime Bernier flopped in Canada because voters still believe everyone has a fair shot.
Mauricio Macri Was Bound for Disaster
Argentina’s president, who is widely expected to lose Sunday’s election, had no options to save the country’s economy that would have let him stay in power.
Feminism Is Uniting Argentina’s Left and Right
Ahead of elections, politicians on both sides are acknowledging the need to empower women.