Poland’s declining democracy

Poland was once a model democracy in eastern Europe. Yet since 2015 when the populist Law and Justice party (PiS) won both the presidency and lower...

Nicaragua’s standoff

The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega's growing authoritarian streak has led to months of...

Turkey’s dying democracy

Fifteen years ago, Turkey was the great democratic beacon of the Islamic world. Back then Turkey’s current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was...

Ethiopia’s state of emergency

Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its...