The startling spread of illiberal populism in democracies around the world raises the question of how damaged democracies can heal themselves.
In Brazil so far, neither legislation nor judicial decisions have drawn a definitive line on access to encrypted data.
There has been a global transformation of political and civic activism, with innovative new forms and often dramatic impact, even in the face of widespread efforts by governments to limit civic and political space.
It is likely that the current situation in Venezuela is going to drag on and that the only way to get rid of Maduro and to move toward free elections and begin new policies that mitigate the lethal crisis that is currently annihilating so many Venezuelans is through negotiations.
What risks does deeper foreign intervention in the crisis pose for the fate of the Venezuelan opposition led by interim President Juan Guaidó and the region as a whole?
Politicizing central banks would add more uncertainty to an international financial system that has not yet fully recovered from the 2008 crisis.
Brexit has plunged the English political system into a deep crisis and Trump has transformed American politics and perhaps the world. They have similarities that reveal some important toxins that are undermining modern democracies.
A Venezuela free of the influences of the Russian autocracy and the Cuban dictatorship is an objective that the world’s democracies should support.
Rosneft’s deep ties to Venezuela and Russia’s efforts to insert itself into the crisis there together raise questions about whether the country’s leadership is acting to preserve national or corporate and private interests.
The devastating violence engulfing places buckling under gangs, drug cartels, and organized crime can seem hopeless. Yet some places—from Colombia to the Republic of Georgia—have been able to recover.