2018 Brazilian Election Results: Initial Takeaways on Political Renewal and the Role of Women

Historically high turnover rates and gains in female representation are encouraging, but political renewal remains in question. 

Inauguration Day in Mexico: Expectations for the AMLO Presidency

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, about the upcoming inauguration of Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  Even after a bumpy ride during the post-election transition period, expectations remain relatively high. What immediate challenges will AMLO face after his swearing-in? Can he get off to a fast start, and how will U.S.-Mexico relations change when he takes office?


The Inverted Universe of Controlled Politics: A View from Primorye

Primorye, Russia’s Far East region with a center in Vladivostok, is Moscow’s biggest headache this year.

The Significance of Euromaidan for Ukraine and Europe


Five years ago, civic protests against the government’s decision to withhold from association with the European Union began in Kyiv. These events evolved into Euromaidan, an event that changed Ukraine and international order in the region.

But how can this change be measured?

To get the answer, I asked scholars of Ukrainian culture in Europe and the United States the question, “What is the significance of Euromaidan for Ukraine and Europe?”

Their answers to this question are below.

2018 Election Series: Incoming Brazilian Governors


U.S. Secretary of State Visits to Argentina

Taiwan’s Diplomatic Ties 'Tumble Like Dominoes'

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Latin American Program Public Policy Fellow, Jorge Heine discusses the increasing diplomatic isolation of Taiwan as Beijing continues to push its “One China” principle and the mainland’s global economic clout continues to grow.


2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Results

Summary of "Correndo Riscos" (Running Risks) by Sergio Fausto, orginally published in Piauí

Sergio Fausto is a political scientist and Executive-Director of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation. In “Correndo Riscos” he explains that the use and manipulation of fear by Bolsonaro’s campaign may aid his election, but will no longer serve him when it comes time to govern a country with such urgent challenges. To read the full article (in Portuguese) click here. The following is an English-language summary of Fausto’s article and reflects his opinions.