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Transitional governments news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
May 11, 2016
How Will China Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution?
Authorities now see it as a dangerously chaotic period, and they attack other youthful protest movements as resembling the turmoil caused by the Red Guards.
April 5, 2016
How Hillary Clinton Militarized US Policy in Honduras
She used a State Department office closely involved with counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq to aid the coup regime in Honduras.
December 8, 2015
‘Democracy, as Usual,’ in Venezuela
Few outside observers realize that the fundamental conflict is not over democracy; it’s over oil.
Miguel Tinker Salas
September 11, 2015
Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don’t inspire confidence.