Latin America

    • Op-Ed

    The Ordinary People Making the World More Right-Wing

    Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.

    • Op-Ed

    Venezuela’s Suicide: Lessons From a Failed State

    Venezuelans’ best hope is to ensure that the flickering embers of protest and social dissent are not extinguished and that resistance to dictatorship is sustained.

    • Report

    The Mobilization of Conservative Civil Society

    • Richard Youngs, Gareth Fowler, Arthur Larok, Paweł Marczewski, Vijayan MJ, Ghia Nodia, Natalia Shapovalova, Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Marisa von Bülow, Özge Zihnioğlu
    • October 04, 2018

    What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.

    • Op-Ed

    López Obrador’s Dangerous Temptation

    Mexican President-elect Andres López Obrador’s landslide victory was a huge success for his coalition, gaining control of most of the state legislatures. It has been decades since any Mexican government has had this level of political control.

    • Op-Ed

    An Opaque World

    The best antidote to an opaque world is an independent media. The Kremlin-controlled media is an effective user of new options offered by an increasingly blurred world.

    • Op-Ed

    Kleptocracy and Kakistocracy

    Those in power now have much graver consequences due to globalization, technology, and the complexity of society. The kleptocracy and kakistocracy feed back on each other.

    • Op-Ed

    Two Paradoxes

    The world seems to be growing more paradoxical where democratic practices are becoming more popular among dictators. Democracy gives them something repression can’t - a modicum of legitimacy.

    • Op-Ed

    Why Nicolás Maduro Clings to Power

    Maduro has no clue how to reverse any of the multiple crises he has set off. At this point, the goal of staying in power is just to be in power.

    • Op-Ed

    Venezuela: A New U.S.–Russia Battleground

    Putin is less interested in President Nicolás Maduro and his regime than in using him as a thorn in Washington’s side. Venezuela’s crisis provides Putin with a like-minded collaborator ea