Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?
The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
Mozambique’s trade unions have not been a strong force in society – which has left a space for others to fill.
In some regions of the country, mothers and fathers have different approaches than their counterparts in other regions.
It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
Playing out in an animal kingdom, Glory is a devastating political commentary on Zimbabwe today.
For our societies to survive, we must take action to figure out the psychology behind an attraction to tyrants — or we will be led in the future by fear-mongering, war-mongering tyrannical liars.
Dos Santos was a withdrawn president. His silence produced an aura of power and the cult of personality that surrounded him.
The Russian president might claim to be confronting hate speech, but he is drawing on the ideas of anti-Semitic extremists
In democratic contexts, getting women into work empowers them. In autocracies like Ethiopia’s, this doesn’t hold. We found out why.
For more than a decade, the Russian government has been putting teeth into its doctrine of ‘digital sovereignty’ by steadily increasing censorship of content and control over internet access.
An expert on the Human Rights Act explains why the government’s approach has all the hallmarks of authoritarianism.
Colombians go to the polls on June 19 to elect a new president. The vote comes at a delicate time in the country’s politics.
A scholar of Islam writes about how widespread authoritarianism in the Muslim world shapes governments’ foreign policy toward Muslim minorities abroad.
Bongbong Marcos is the projected winner of the Philippines election. That the son of a brutal dictator has won shows how wedded the country is to dynastic politics – and image manipulation.
A new book lays out the connections between industries and politicians that are both stalling action on climate change and diminishing democracy.
South Africans are increasingly dissatisfied with democracy because of its failure to address inequality.
A victory of the far-right presidential candidate would be good news for Moscow, which has a long-standing history with Le Pen and her party.
Peddlers of dangerous ideas regarding the constitution should be reminded of what was done in the name of a legislative majority under apartheid.