Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil's democracy hangs in the balance.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES (UPDATED) Hungary has passed a law monitoring the finances of foreign-funded NGOs, another blow to civil society in Viktor Orban's increasingly "illiberal democracy".
As Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey's president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
Turkey's referendum could lead to a tremendous change in the country's political development, leading to an extremely autocratic regime.
Whatever the result of Turkey's long-awaited vote on presidential powers, things will get worse before they get better.
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.