Even as crisis consumes him, the president of Venezuela knows he has no alternative but to remain entrenched in Caracas.
Around the world, people are fed up with venal politicians. But they may be looking for the wrong solution.
Economic progress and increased prosperity do not always buy more political stability.
And removing him from office won’t ease the country’s misery.
Around the world, politicians can follow a simple recipe to present themselves as saviors of “the people.”
In 2016, Russia used the American system against itself.
Scenes from daily life in the failing state
How globalization exacerbated the wildly different problems of Zika, ISIS, and Donald Trump.
It’s not all about politics, and in fact it’s an extraordinary city.
From Mao to Trump, some leaders are blindly fixated on dead ideas.
Europe is caught between Islamic terrorism and Russian imperialism. Which threat will it prioritize?
Ahead of a major election, the country is looking more and more like a failed state.
Climate change is ever more destructive. Why aren’t we heeding nature’s warnings?
From Russian “volunteers” in Syria to Chinese “islands” in the South China Sea, foreign affairs today is full of deception.
What happens when the region’s new middle class discovers its progress isn’t permanent?
The Catholic and Chinese leaders face the same question: How do you lead a billion people in today’s world?
The GOP candidate and Greek leader have undermined global debates about economics and immigration.
From ISIS to Dylann Roof, internal struggles are the dominant theme in conflict today.
The most worrying form of government spying isn’t the kind Edward Snowden exposed.
Sepp Blatter and other leaders fail to recognize that retaining authority nowadays requires revolutionary thinking.