The political earthquake in Guatemala

Voters have elevated an anti-corruption reformer to the presidency of a country teetering on the edge of becoming a failed state.

The US is losing sway in Africa

The United States lavished military aid on Niger and nearby countries. But the ties we built have turned out to be tenuous.

We should be friendly with the Saudis. Fighting for them is another matter.

Biden has been floating the idea of a defense pact with Saudi Arabia. What’s in that for us?

Journalism is being killed in Central America

Crackdowns on honest reporters make clear that Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador are becoming ever more backward.

Polarization will put Spain’s young democracy to the test

Political bitterness is rising in a nation that lacks ‘the solidity that comes from centuries of democratic experience.’