Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
If the 'yes' vote prevails in this month's constitutional referendum, the Turkish people may be in the rare position of democratically approving the death of their own democracy.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
At the heart of this 20-year-old show is a critique of the quest for absolute power.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
After World War II, psychologists identified character traits that explained why so many people were complicit in Hitler's crimes. Are we seeing something similar now?
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.
Donald Trump embodies the corrosive culture of narcissism at its worst. It's a trap.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
Clashes between student protesters and armed security (whether public or private) compel South Africans to consider the role of use of force in the context of protests.
The world's most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.
Turkey is sliding into autocracy – and the man at the helm seems keen to speed things up.
A professor at Ohio State surveyed Turkish citizens about their views on democracy. What he learned helps explain the current crisis in the EU wannabe.
When Kem Ley was shot in broad daylight in Phnom Penh, Cambodia lost a vital voice for freedom. But could his death galvanise a movement against the authoritarian old order?
Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Economic slowdown and a refugee influx have rattled Europe deeply, and some countries seem to have had enough.
A survey of 1,200 voters provides insight into which candidate is closest to the median American voter on the issues.
Research from the University of Maryland suggests that 'Trump culture' is part of human culture, and has its roots in warfare, famine and natural disasters.
The heavy-handed tactics used by Uganda's authorities during the 2016 elections have raised questions about a return to an oppressive past.
The China Model features political meritocracy at the top, democracy at the bottom and experimentation in between. The West can learn from the best of Chinese leadership, even if it is authoritarian.