Spain’s Political Deadlock Is Forever
The country’s snap election on April 28, its third in five years, may just be the prelude to another down the line.
India’s $7 Billion Election
How the vote got so expensive, and what it says about the country’s democracy.
Who’s Laughing Now: Zelensky or Putin?
Ukraine’s incoming comedian president has sent mixed signals on Russia. But the Kremlin may not sit still while he figures out a policy.
Ukraine’s Pretend President Now Faces a Real Test
In his fight against corruption, Zelensky will face real challenges—not least from his own constituents.
For Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno, Evicting Julian Assange Is Only the Beginning
The Ecuadorian president is seeking to broadly reverse Rafael Correa’s legacy.
Ukraine’s Runoff Election Is More Than a Contest of Personalities
It is hard for the country to move West with Russia on its back.
The Billionaire and the Mayor Disrupting Taiwan’s Elections
Star politician Han Kuo-yu or Foxconn leader Terry Gou could lead the country — if they can convince people they don't work for China.
Mueller’s Bombshells Are About Putin, Not Trump
The special counsel’s report reveals a disorganized government with unclear lines of authority—and not just in Washington.
Putin Should Fear Ukraine’s Russia-Friendly Front-Runner
The Kremlin will soon wish it were still dealing with a Ukrainian president who so much resembled its own.
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future
Netanyahu’s embrace and the left’s hostility have made the fast-growing Haredi Jewish population the right’s most reliable constituency.
Islam Is the Winning Ticket in Indonesia
Politics has turned religious in the world's biggest Muslim nation — but that's part of democracy too.
Separation and a Two-State Solution Aren’t the Same
Netanyahu is not the only one who opposes basic Palestinian rights. Almost all Israeli leaders reject the fundamental tenets of sovereignty that would make a Palestinian state genuine and viable.
Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose
Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.
Indonesians Fight for Their Right to Not Vote
It's an act of protest—but the government calls it terrorism.
The World This Weekend
FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.
Is Spain Heading for an Electoral Wreck?
In this month’s election, the choice could boil down to a government influenced by a xenophobic party or one under constant threats by separatists.
Is India’s Modi a Reformer or a Performer?
In the world’s biggest democracy, good politics often have nothing to do with good economics.
India’s Election Is a Referendum on Modi
No matter who wins the vote, governing the world’s largest democracy is about to get more difficult.