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Brazil In Trouble
Brazil In Trouble
No Happy Ending for Brazil

The country is like a teenager in a growth spurt trying to squeeze into last year’s clothes.

Brazil In Trouble
Brazil’s Lower House Votes to Impeach Dilma

As awful as corruption may be, it’s only the start of Brazil’s problems.

Brazil In Trouble
Brazilian Deficit Balloons

A spurt of populist economic measures in the present circumstances could inflict heavier economic damage than expected.

Brazil In Trouble
Moody’s May Junk Brazil

Moody’s signals that it may follow Standard and Poor’s and cut Brazil’s credit rating to junk.

Brazil In Trouble
President Rousseff Enters Survival Mode

Expect Brazil’s economy to get worse before we see any signs that it might get better.

Brazil In Trouble
Dilma’s Last Stand?

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s approval ratings continue to plummet at a rate matched only by the country’s stock market.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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