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Brazil's Depression
Brazil's Depression
Brazil in the Doldrums

Despite Dilma’s ouster, Brazil’s many crises continue.

Brazil's Depression
The Collapse of Brazil’s GDP

The figures were published as Brazil’s new acting president assumed power.

Brazil's Depression
Endgame in Brazil?

Is President Rousseff hitting rock bottom?

Brazil's Depression
Brazil Credit Rating Falls Again

Brazil’s collapse may have started with the global commodities crash, but the problems clearly go even deeper.

Brazil's Depression
Will These Be the Olympics from Hell?

The bad news just keeps coming.

Brazil's Depression
Brazil Can’t Afford A/C for Summer 2016 Olympics

The festivities were meant to be Brazil’s coming out party, much as the ostentatious 2008 Beijing Olympics were for China. Unless things change quickly, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.

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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.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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