April 2020

Volume 31, Issue 2

The Pushback Against Populism

The Hard Truths of Brexit

The 2019 election ended years of turmoil over the United Kingdom’s relationship with the EU, but challenges to national unity and parliamentary sovereignty are only beginning to come to a head.

Algeria: When Elections Hurt Democracy

Algeria’s massive wave of protesters wanted to put an end to sham elections. While the leaderless movement succeeded for a time, its failure showcased the lengths to which a country’s ruling elite will go to maintain its hold on power.

Election Watch

Reports on elections in Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Comoros, Croatia, Guyana, Iran, Mali, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Slovakia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Tunisia.

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: an open letter on the death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang; a speech by Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen; a pact by the mayors of Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.