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Corruption in Brazil
Corruption in Brazil
Brazil’s House of Cards Collapses

As of today, only one of five living democratic presidents in modern Brazilian history managed to stay out of corruption entanglements.

Corruption in Brazil
Brazil’s Former President to Be Indicted?

This is big, and possibly very serious news. But the dark cloud may have a silver lining.

Corruption in Brazil
Discredited Brazilian Left Cries Foul

Those on the left who want to blame some kind of vast right wing conspiracy for the collapse of the PT’s popularity are barking up the wrong tree.

Corruption in Brazil
President Rousseff Strikes Back?

Brazilian police raided the home and office of lower house President Eduardo Cunha and other elected officials this morning, looking for evidence of corruption.

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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.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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