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Transitional governments news and analysis from The Nation
February 12, 2021
Myanmar’s Army of Darkness
The military was never interested in peace or a democratic transition—and neither was Aung San Suu Kyi.
David Scott Mathieson
December 7, 2018
Armenia’s Revolution: A Flickering Light in a Darkening Europe
This is the first insurrection in a post-Soviet state that legitimately boiled up from the streets, free of influence from outside forces.
July 5, 2018
López Obrador’s Youth in His Home State Shows Why He’s Not a Demagogic Populist
“We saw right away that he was different. Andrés knows what the bite of an ant feels like.”
February 27, 2018
For South Africa’s New President, ‘Black Economic Empowerment’ Is All About Personal Enrichment
A courageous labor leader during the anti-apartheid struggle, Cyril Ramaphosa is now the face of neoliberal extractivism and worker exploitation.
November 22, 2017
Why Germany’s Electoral Predicament Is a Unique Opportunity
A minority government would be a first for this anchor of Central Europe—but it could open up the political system in all sorts of beneficial ways.
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October 5, 2017
Fixers Are the Unsung Heroes of Journalism
The brave locals who guide foreign reporters deserve recognition for making the story possible.
January 24, 2017
America’s Descent Into Madness
January 10, 2017
Don’t Be Fooled—Rex Tillerson Hasn’t Separated From ExxonMobil
It looks like the company has left a back door open for Tillerson’s return.
May 27, 2016
Still Selling Neoliberal Unicorns: The US Applauds the Coup in Brazil, Calls It Democracy
Washington now has compliant compradores in power in Argentina and Brazil—and perhaps soon in Venezuela.
May 18, 2016
Brazil’s New Government Shows Its Colors: All White, All Male, Ultra-Conservative
Months of furious pot-banging against Dilma Rousseff have now given way to anti-coup protests by Brazilian youth.