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Democracy and Its Enemies

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  1. buruma192_JONATHAN NACKSTRANDAFP via Getty Images_sweden democrats JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.
  2. pagliarini1_ MICHAEL DANTASAFP via Getty Images_lula MICHAEL DANTAS/AFP via Getty Images

    Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro

    Andre Pagliarini suspects the Brazilian president knows he is heading for defeat in October’s election.
  3. mueller40_Jim Lo Scalzo-PoolGetty Images_bolsonaro trump Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images

    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
  4. rdkaplan2_AFP via Getty Images_iran protests AFP via Getty Images

    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
  5. solana145_Nathan PosnerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_biden Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.
  6. livingston1_Kent Nishimura  Los Angeles Times via Getty Images_supreme court Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    The Return of the Anti-Federalists

    James Livingston defends the US Constitution against leftist critics and the Supreme Court’s new right-wing majority.
  7. op_janeway11_JIM WATSONAFP via Getty Images_trump JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

    What’s Breaking Democracy?

    William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.
  8. qian23_ALEXEI DRUZHININSputnikAFP via Getty Images_xi putin ALEXEI DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Future Will Reflect Russia’s

    Nancy Qian highlights how China has often followed in the footsteps of its northern neighbor, for better or worse.
  9. estrada2_NELSON ALMEIDAAFP via Getty Images_lula Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

    Brazil Needs a United Anti-Bolsonaro Front

    Gaspard Estrada sees only one way to end the systematic dismantling of the country's democracy.
  1. hausmann105Gaston Brito MiserocchiGetty Images_lithium bolivia Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images

    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
  2. op_okonjoiweala2_ FABRICE COFFRINIAFP via Getty Images_ngoziokonjoiweala Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
  3. GettyImages-1427944080 Matt Cardy/ Contributor via Getty Images

    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

  4. gnair1_Yulia ReznikovGetty Images_USmoneycurrency Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images

    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
  5. buruma192_JONATHAN NACKSTRANDAFP via Getty Images_sweden democrats JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.
  6. oneill111_Richard Baker  In Pictures via Getty Images_poundcrisis Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images

    Pound Foolishness

    Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.
  7. pagliarini1_ MICHAEL DANTASAFP via Getty Images_lula MICHAEL DANTAS/AFP via Getty Images

    Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro

    Andre Pagliarini suspects the Brazilian president knows he is heading for defeat in October’s election.
  8. patten145_Dan KitwoodGetty Images)_liztruss Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

    The Faith-Based Reaganomics of Liz Truss

    Chris Patten argues that the UK government's new fiscal plan is reckless and may lead to an economic crisis.
  9. khapaeva4_ContributorGetty Images_putin Contributor/Getty Images

    Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail

    Dina Khapaeva urges Western leaders not to give in to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats.

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