Americas

Brazil’s Party Problem


A 2016 study found that 79 percent of Brazilians don’t trust politicians or the political system. One of the main reasons Brazilians believe their concerns are not being represented is the country’s overabundance of parties. Brazil currently has thirty-six political parties; and the number is growing. This has led to...

Americas

The Con-Artists Guiding U.S. Foreign Policy


Just like the global economy, the media, and party politics, foreign policy is largely run by a cadre of wealthy and highly educated elites who attract the criticism of outsiders. Not all criticism is created equal however, with the foreign policy establishment attracting the ire of those running the gamut of worldly...

Europe

The European-Ukrainian Nuclear Mistake


Since the end of the Cold War, Europe has botched several major security crises, from refugees to referenda. Europe’s worst mistake was the nuclear disarmament of Ukraine 23 years ago. It continues to have lasting, negative consequences for European security. In 1991, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine...