All in Democracy

The "Turkey Elects & Bouteflika Bounces" Edition

Turks went to the polls on March 31st, unseating Erdoğan’s party — the AKP — in Turkey’s three largest cities. Although the municipal elections were a setback, the Turkish President isn’t likely to face the music anytime soon. But what does the development mean for the opposition parties in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir? In Algeria, long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been finally dethroned, but does his departure reflect real change in governance or is it purely cosmetic?

The "People's March for What?" Edition

Despite two weeks of significant attempts to reverse course on the Brexit process itself, define the options on the table, and to ratify May’s Brexit Deal — including Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer of resignation if her deal passes — and the People’s March for a second referendum, the future of Britain in Europe still remains uncertain.

Emergency Episode | The "Guaidó Guardian" Edition

Chief Editor and Host Cameron Vaské and Senior Editor for Latin American Affairs Emily Tatum meet for an emergency podcast on the evolving situation in Venezuela hours after President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó declares himself the legitimate interim President of Venezuela.

The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018

“If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that the unpredictability of diplomacy is a comfort.”

It has been a long year. In 2018 we saw Ukraine and Russia fight over the Sea of Azov; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia elect new Presidents; Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Ankara; the Democrats flip the House, Sri Lanka and the Maldives experience public backlash over the BRI; Trump start a trade war with China, withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA, and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Ukraine’s Orthodox Church break with Russia; Japan and the EU announce the largest ever trade deal; and crises of migration continue in Myanmar and Venezuela.

Grab a coffee, ITS Wonks. It’s time for The Year in Review.

The ITS Café’s biggest team yet reflects on 2018 and looks at the 3 biggest issues in 2019. International Scholars Emily Tatum, Pranav Jain, Pascal Letendre-Hanns, Anna Davidson, Will Truban and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské look at the highlights of 2018 and trends to watch in 2019.

The Rise of Populism Series: AMLO's Mexico

In the fifth episode The ITS Café series on The Rise of Populism, we examine the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Is AMLO the social democratic savior of Mexican politics, or a dangerous proto-nationalistic populist? What will this mean for  U.S.-Mexico relations? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: Brexit and the Revolution of French Politics

In this archived fourth episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Brexit and French populist movements. What’s the future of Britain look like? How did we get to this point? Again, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Eastern European Populism

In our third installment of the ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Eastern European populism in Hungary and Poland. Is Eastern European populism a phase of growing pains for the young liberal democracies, or does it mark a permanent shift with consequences for the European Union? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Western European Populism

In the second episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Spain, Germany, and Italy's populist movements. Zeroing in on Ciudadanos, Alternativ für Deutschland, and the Five Star Movement, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.