World Leaders

Mexico is Expected to Elect Its First Woman President

Mexico is Expected to Elect Its First Woman President Mexico is Expected to Elect Its First Woman President

Mexican elections are scheduled for June 2, following a surge of violence that led to the assassination of 34 candidates or potential candidates.

May 31, 2024 / OppArt / Felipe Galindo

How Will AMLO’s Presidency Be Remembered?

How Will AMLO’s Presidency Be Remembered? How Will AMLO’s Presidency Be Remembered?

To understand the outgoing president’s popularity—and why not all leftists love him—Nicolas Allen spoke to three Mexican analysts from across the progressive political spectrum.

May 31, 2024 / Q&A / Nicolas Allen

Supporters of Mexican presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum attend a rally in Mexico City on March 1, 2024.

Will Mexico’s Elections Make a Difference? Will Mexico’s Elections Make a Difference?

The rot in Mexico’s political system runs deep. Many voters know better than to assume that Sunday’s vote will transform the country.

May 30, 2024 / Tamara Pearson

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa campaigning at an ANC rally in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.

In the Face of Broad Disillusionment, the ANC Makes a Big Push to Gain Majority Support in South Africa’s Election In the Face of Broad Disillusionment, the ANC Makes a Big Push to Gain Majority Support in South Africa’s Election

For the first time since the end of apartheid, the party may be forced into a coalition government. Decades of broken promises have left many former supporters disillusioned.

May 29, 2024 / Louis Freedberg

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Bahrain's King at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 23, 2024.

Does Putin Want to End the War in Ukraine? Does Putin Want to End the War in Ukraine?

It’s time to find out.

May 29, 2024 / Stephen Crowley

The more things change: Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves attend an event at the Backstage Centre on May 16, 2024, in Purfleet.

Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour

“Stability is change” was the Labour Party’s anodyne slogan after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an election for July 4 last week, but voices for real change won’t go quietly.

May 29, 2024 / Steve Howell

9/11 memorial at Bellevue Hospital

Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

How the state that aided terrorism on US soil has become an indispensable ally that the Biden administration is determined to placate at all costs.

May 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Trompe-L’oeil-ito

Trompe-L’oeil-ito Trompe-L’oeil-ito

Magavision.

May 28, 2024 / OppArt / Steve Brodner

Curtains

Curtains Curtains

Don’t look now.

May 27, 2024 / OppArt / Selçuk Demirel

A worker hangs an election campaign billboard of the Likud party showing former US President Donald Trump, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on September 8, 2019.

Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise? Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise?

Unlike Joe Biden, the former president benefits from international turmoil. 

May 24, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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