COVID-19 vs. Democracy: Brazil's Populist Playbook

By highlighting the deficiencies of authoritarian-populist president Jair Bolsonaro’s rule, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to leave Brazil’s democracy intact but even more brittle.

Read Amy Erica Smith's Essay

Viral Alarm: When Fury Overcomes Fear

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the corrupt and rotten core of the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorial rule over China. It is a moment of revelation. Can it also become one that leads to change?

Read Xu Zhangrun's Essay

Authoritarian States are Using COVID Vaccines to Subvert Democracy

By Kevin Sheives and Ryan Arick