Peru’s Democracy Is at a Breaking Point
Pedro Castillo, who takes office this month, will likely face a renewed governability crisis as president.
East Germany Is Still a Country of Its Own
Thirty years after unification—and two months before a national election—German politics are still divided in two.
The World’s Oldest Democracy Is One of Its Worst
When it comes to equality at the ballot box, the United States has become a global outlier.
U.S. Support Is Keeping the Undemocratic Palestinian Authority Alive
Mahmoud Abbas’s unelected and illegitimate government is becoming increasingly violent, but Washington’s largesse is keeping it in power.
Why Raisi Is the West’s Best Hope for a Deal With Iran
Hard-liners would never accept an agreement signed by a moderate—but they’ll fall into line if it comes from one of their own.
Iran and Raisi Have a Legitimacy Crisis
After an engineered election, Iran’s new president may have little choice but to govern cooperatively.
Ebrahim Raisi Isn’t Who You Think He Is
Iran’s next president is a conservative obsessed with power—but less of a zealot than he seems.
What’s It Actually Like Living Under France’s Far Right?
A town in the south of France offers clues to what may be in store for the rest of the country.
France’s Far-Right Seeks a Breakthrough in the South
The National Rally could win a key regional election—and a chance at mainstream success.
Iran’s Election Is Unfree, Unfair, and Preordained
What a new president will mean for Tehran, Washington, and the world.
The Perils of the Iranian Presidency
Most meet unhappy endings. Here’s why Ebrahim Raisi might avoid a similar fate.
A Deeply Divided Israel Greets New Coalition Government
The “change government” of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid promises little real change—other than an end to Netanyahu.
Peru’s Electoral Earthquake
A slate of weak parties has brought a little-known political organizer to the brink of the presidency.
Why Has AMLO Accused USAID of a “Coup Against Mexico”?
Mexico’s president has ramped up attacks on civil society groups.