House Republicans, Euroskeptics, Vladimir Putin, and Jair Bolsonaro are the agents of a new kind of political disorder that parallels the chaos of failing states, economic catastrophe, and climate disasters.
Having fought for labor rights under a dictatorship, the Brazilian president once again faces a violent far-right movement bent on blocking his pro-worker, pro-democracy agenda.
Donald Trump and his allies around the world are still alive and kicking.
The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.
This problem of rogue actors has long bedeviled the United Nations. But the rise of right-wing populists who insist on their sovereign right to do whatever they please poses an additional challenge to the international community.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles heel.
Far-right governments in the U.S., UK, and Brazil are laying bare their nihilistic roots and full destructive potential.
As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
The rise of the populist right is like climate change — a profound transformation of the political landscape, not just a temporary oscillation in the political temperature.