Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Just as it seemed that the leftist “pink tide” had finally receded across Latin America, a wave of social movements are shaking market-friendly governments in the region. While certainly a reflection of the polarized political climate on a global scale, the recent convulsions across the...

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?

Jun 13, 2019

Even though most Americans might find it hard to believe, the US was not the first country to have an election meddled with by an intrusive foreign power. In the US, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let's face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s...

Is Brazil Headed for a Dictatorship?

Oct 27, 2018

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro could become the next Brazilian president. The eyes of the world are on Brazil. For a long list of reasons, an autocratic candidate is the frontrunner in the presidential election on October 28. Considered the “most misogynistic, hateful” politician in the...

Assassins Without Borders

Oct 19, 2018

The Saudi government probably felt that it could get away with this assassination of Jamal Khashoggi because of its close relationship with the Trump administration. Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that...

Why Is the Radical Right Still Winning?

Oct 12, 2018

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements — and the order they seek to replace. Less than a month ago, the candidate leading in the polls in the Brazilian presidential election was a jailed ex-politician who technically couldn’t even run for...

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