China's growing Involvement in exporting mass surveillance systems could pose a serious threat to the security of Western Democracies and aid Authoritarian rulers in maintaining control over their citizens.
Taking office only this January, the new Brazilian president seems to find inspiration in authoritarianism.
A discussion of how well equipped the current Brazilian democratic institutions are for handling a strong man president.
Bolivian President Evo Morales' recent abolishment of presidential term limits may be the lynchpin in dismantling Bolivian democracy, but nonviolent protest by politically active citizens could help slow democratic backsliding in the country.
How two different leaders in two different states can utilize populist rhetoric for different political goals.
With the strength of the current regime and success of Ortega's covert executive aggrandizement, it is unlikely that Nicaraguan democracy will heal anytime soon.