What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases This year’s election cycle will tell us whether political systems in the region can deal with social tensions made worse by the pandemic. Aseries of elections in Latin America this year, either held already or scheduled to take place, are...
How big is the economy of authoritarian regimes?

How big is the economy of authoritarian regimes?

By Stefano Riela Stefano Riela asks how big the economies are of authoritarian regimes.  The economy of authoritarian regimes comprises 30% of the World economy (see the red line in the figure). This percentage is on the rise, in contrast to what Francis Fukuyama...
Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

By Steve Hoadley Will the current COVID-19 outbreak stimulate further international cooperation as did the infections of the 20th Century, or will it undermine cooperation, weaken regimes and alter geopolitics as did the epidemics of the prior two millennia? We humans...
Brexit: What’s in the deal?

Brexit: What’s in the deal?

A draft agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been reached between representatives of both sides, alongside an Outline Political Declaration on a future relationship. It remains to be seen whether the British government is able to survive, and...
What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

By Danny Bradlow Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world....