As October’s presidential election approaches, decision-makers everywhere from Washington and Madrid to Paris and Berlin are doing little to hide their antipathy for Bolsonaro, and it is no exaggeration to say that Bolsonaro’s reputation in the West is largely beyond repair.
Sanctions are the weapon of choice for many of the thorniest U.S. foreign policy challenges. Yet it’s hard to find cases where sanctions are effective. Is the United States too dependent on sanctions? What can we really expect from sanctions? And how do U.S. sanctions compare to other international sanctions today and in the past?
The likely electoral victory of a right-wing coalition in Italy raises fears in Europe, especially for the country’s democratic resilience. Although democracy will remain intact, economic stability and civil rights could still be undermined.
What is interesting is that Washington and Brussels do not seem particularly alarmed that Italy could soon become a source of instability in the heart of Europe. American and European leaders tend to take comfort in the thought that Italian prime ministers don’t last.
Join Carnegie for a special event featuring Former Ambassador to Italy John Phillips, POLITICO journalist Hannah Roberts, along with Dan Baer and Rosa Balfour on the state of play in Italy's upcoming elections.
American democracy is at a dangerous inflection point. The moment requires a step-change in strategy and support.
For too long, the EU has neglected Viktor Orbán’s attack on its fundamental values. Brussels must use its financial leverage to halt Hungary’s democratic decline.
Join former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Carnegie Endowment senior fellow Marie Yovanovitch for an extremely timely conversation with four leading civil society figures from Ukraine.
A focus today on China and to a lesser extent Russia would be comparable. These are the two countries that are offering alternative models, funding, and military support to other autocrats. But many backsliding democracies are failing for reasons of domestic politics.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Moisés Naím, a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the stability and effectiveness of democracies around the world.