Changing laws and attitudes can require interim trade-offs – and close links with a political party.
There are big barriers to his sweeping agenda for Argentina.
A number of countries refuse to support Ukraine in the United Nations – especially countries that import arms from Russia.
Malawians have seen tensions between their presidents and VPs before. They may be somewhat cynical about government attempts to fight corruption.
Bolsonaro and Lula supporters alike show a preference for anti-traditional politics and strong leadership, a new survey shows
For Brazilian voters, crime and violence are top concerns. But the jump in law enforcement officials across the ballot may not ease the high homicide rate.
Will the government’s cash handouts and changes to the rules boost his reelection chances?
Many who voted ‘No’ still want a new constitution — just not this one
That’s still a bad idea. Research suggests that merit-based systems are better for the economy and for democracy.
Abortion rights supporters are especially motivated to get involved in politics, our research suggests
A new data set explores mass expulsions around the world
Latin American countries will push again for nuclear disarmament at this month’s review conference
In forging a new Japanese identity after the war, the government excluded some groups — and embraced conservative religious organizations
Gustavo Petro will have to make alliances and deals with moderate parties, which may disappoint his supporters
The research on similar tactics in Spain and Latin America helps explain Putin’s logic
Presidential candidates are promising economic development, but the nation’s laws make that hard to fulfill
Afro-Latinos are the most vulnerable to discrimination, but their official invisibility makes them harder to serve
Leaders are gathering for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles
When people see the virus as a national threat, they expect strict government policies to remain in place
Countries are now focused on Russia vs. Europe, rather than internal corruption
Francia Márquez pledged to speak for marginalized and rural voters. That’s put her in danger.
Concerns about violence may push voters to the polls, this research shows
Women in rural areas already have a hard time getting ordinary health care
Despite popular fascination with figures from the Lone Ranger to Batman, vigilantes are never simply trying to protect public safety
Our research identified which Latino voters are especially susceptible.
Support has been growing across all parts of Ukraine — not just regions close to Europe
Collaboration helped forge more effective government responses, our research found
Research investigates the aftermath of more than 750 elections around the world
As Turkey slashed interest rates last year, the value of the Turkish lira plummeted
Generational turnover is getting rid of ‘los mismos de siempre’ and making politics more unpredictable.
We found these two factors at work.
Research explores this growing trend in Latin America
She’ll be facing deeply embedded corruption, extreme poverty and unfriendly institutions, among other challenges
The international reaction to a coup attempt may matter more than you think
Not just Bolsonaro but state governors too affected the virus’s spread.
Why dynasties dominate the leadership in Japan, and around the world.
This week, Backpage.com’s owners face a status hearing. But the stakes go beyond what happens in court.
Europe and China will both find it hard to escape the dollar
Voters aren’t happy about the country’s economic outlook or its external debt problem
Sunday’s move started a fight for public approval and control of government institutions
The current crisis could push Haitians to seek a more democratic society.
Unlike other developed democracies, the U.S. faces unusual constitutional requirements, opaque statutes, and a tangle of local, state and federal interactions
Here’s what that looks like on the ground
Chilean political parties suffered a big blow: 40 percent of the votes went to independent candidates. Here’s what that means.
We looked at the data on 52 countries over 33 years
For Pedro Castillo and the left-wing Peru Libre party, the challenges ahead are enormous
Here’s how the politics of fear — and the legacy of old violence — may factor into Sunday’s voting.
Like the United States, most developed countries are shifting away from respecting refugees’ rights at the border to trying to prevent migration in the first place
Whether it’s enduring the military police’s racially targeted violence or trying to tear down colonizers’ statues, Black and Indigenous activists feel they’re still battling to be treated as full citizens.
Banning police raids could help reduce crime and save lives. Here’s the research.
What’s at stake in the runoff between leftist front-runner Pedro Castillo and right-wing, dynastic candidate Keiko Fujimori?
Our research finds that voters may encourage democratically elected leaders to undermine democracy
The company’s new mobile phone operating system sets up a battle between U.S. and Chinese tech firms over what Africans can see, hear, read and say.
30 years later, global financial institutions still condition loans on policies like 'structural reforms’
Violent policing damages trust in local government, our research finds
Here’s what we know about what happens when armed militant groups collaborate
Restrictive immigration policies hurt both minors and those caring for them
People who do support such policies feel that the U.S. is culturally threatened by Latin American immigration
Democrats and Republicans weren’t always divided on abortion funding. That has changed.
Indigenous women have been demanding justice ever since.
In the United States, private property owners have a great deal of power to block or delay major public works
Research from around the globe shows how democracies fight back
Abortion rights advocates focused on public health consequences for women in poverty.
Like too many episodes in U.S. history, the violence was homegrown
4 things to know about Hong Kong’s political future.
Our research suggests the liberal order has staying power
The big test for Bolsonaro comes in 2022
Three things to know about Brazil’s local elections in 2020
A growing number of citizens no longer believe in the legitimacy of Peru’s main parties
When legislators impeached a popular reformer, protests toppled his successor
In a global first, women will make up half the constitutional convention
Peru and Bolivia have already legalized parts of the coca trade.
New research shows conflicts rose in some countries but fell in others.
Our surveys find a spike in engagement after the 2017 inauguration
A famous scholar of democracy worries that America is in deep trouble
Here’s what you need to know to separate myth from reality.
Research shows ideologically opposed parties rarely share power well
Rising economic inequality can damp support for democracy
Political change results from the tug of war between two forces: dominance and innovation
Protesters and candidates face new risks
Joint police/military training is a feature of some U.S.-funded programs.
In Kenya and Zambia, legislatures helped enforce political accountability.
Their lives are still in flux, depending on where they live and what the courts decide next.
Inmates are lined up during a security operation at the
The government’s supporters are likely to blame international creditors if there’s no deal
It’s a reminder that a covid-19 recovery fund won’t solve the euro zone’s deeper problems
Effective crisis leadership helps them rebound.
Brazil’s public health movement transformed the country’s constitution and its bureaucracy. Can it protect citizens from the pandemic?
These three things explain why a mass nonviolent uprising didn’t manage to oust the authoritarian ruler.
As the government cracks down on dissent, protests have moved into the courts
Shaky economies are likely to get worse
Since 2015, a mass feminist movement has changed the national discussion.
Nayib Bukele is popular with the people, but not with lawmakers.
Expect something more than today’s proxy skirmishes — but less than all-out war.
Citizens are unhappy both with their own representatives and with democracy in general.
Here are the 3 things you need to know
Voters have generally been content — so why are they pushing for change?
Here are three key oversimplifications — and why they’re wrong
Evo Morales is out – and it’s not clear what will happen to the institutions he created.
Here’s what’s so special about this local election