Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook
Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process.
Uganda’s Chief Provocateur
Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.
America, Welcome to the Ranks of Struggling Democracies
What needs to happen next if U.S. democracy is to survive.
Pro-Trump Mob Breaches Capitol, Pence Evacuated, Election Certification Paused
After the U.S. president riled up crowds with baseless claims of voter fraud, mobs broke into the Capitol and interrupted Biden’s official certification.
Cracks Appear Among Lukashenko’s Security Forces
Signs that the Belarusian dictator’s days in power might be numbered have emerged in his security apparatus.
Why Biden Will Lose the Left—and How That Could Help Him
The Democratic coalition is already fracturing. But losing his erstwhile allies could actually make it easier to govern—and boost his standing.
Jerry Rawlings Is Dead, but He Still Looms Large in Ghanaian Politics
The former leader’s blend of anti-corruption rhetoric and strongman rule still holds great appeal for a generation disappointed by contemporary politicians.
Election Déjà Vu for Israelis
A move to dissolve parliament could mean a fourth ballot in less than two years.
Scottish Independence Is Only Gaining Popularity
Boris Johnson’s policies appear to have worked in favor of the Scottish National Party.
Moldova’s Election Result Is a Blow to Russia’s Regional Dominance
The victory of the pro-Western politician Maia Sandu shows Putin is losing his grip over Russia’s near abroad.
Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species
Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.
For Ghana’s Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage
Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.
Liberal Chinese Americans Are Fighting Right-Wing WeChat Disinformation
Chinese-language social media has been dominated by racism and fake news.