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Big Changes? Or Maybe Not. Putin’s Plans Keep Russia Guessing.

Big Changes? Or Maybe Not. Putin’s Plans Keep Russia Guessing.

Is he setting the stage to lead Russia for years to come? Is he planning to step down? The confusion may be part of President Vladimir Putin’s strategy.
Big Changes? Or Maybe Not. Putin’s Plans Keep Russia Guessing.

Big Changes? Or Maybe Not. Putin’s Plans Keep Russia Guessing.

Is he setting the stage to lead Russia for years to come? Is he planning to step down? The confusion may be part of President Vladimir Putin’s strategy.
Venezuela’s Only Choice Left

Venezuela’s Only Choice Left

Juan Guaidó should harness his renewed international support to obtain electoral conditions that lead to free and fair elections.

Putin and the Art of Stepping Down Gracefully While Keeping a Grip on Power

The Russian president may be leaving the presidency in 2024, but he is not about to retire. That could be dangerous for Russian stability — and himself.

Putin and the Art of Stepping Down Gracefully While Keeping a Grip on Power

The Russian president may be leaving the presidency in 2024, but he is not about to retire. That could be dangerous for Russian stability — and himself.
Russian Premier Abruptly Quits Amid Swirl of Speculation on Putin

Russian Premier Abruptly Quits Amid Swirl of Speculation on Putin

The unexpected move by Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev fueled speculation that President Vladimir V. Putin is maneuvering to stay in power when his term ends in 2024.
Russian Premier Abruptly Quits Amid Swirl of Speculation on Putin

Russian Premier Abruptly Quits Amid Swirl of Speculation on Putin

The unexpected move by Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev fueled speculation that President Vladimir V. Putin is maneuvering to stay in power when his term ends in 2024.
We Are Witnessing a Rediscovery of India’s Republic

We Are Witnessing a Rediscovery of India’s Republic

Indians protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law are using the Constitution as a rallying cry.
The Tyranny of the 63 Million

The Tyranny of the 63 Million

Impeachment didn’t undermine democracy. It vindicated it.

India Awakens to Fight for Its Soul

Authoritarian and divisive polices of the Modi government have pushed Indians across the country to the streets in protest.
Israel’s Democracy Is Broken

Israel’s Democracy Is Broken

As the country heads for yet another divisive election, it’s time to address the roots of our crisis.
Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

A speech by Mr. Barr last week, in which he argued that Mr. Trump had never overstepped his authority, so alarmed a group of lawyers that they felt compelled to push back publicly.
Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

A speech by Mr. Barr last week, in which he argued that Mr. Trump had never overstepped his authority, so alarmed a group of lawyers that they felt compelled to push back publicly.
In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss

In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss

China’s legislative body criticized a court ruling overturning a ban on wearing masks, signaling that it was the final arbiter of law in Hong Kong.
In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss

In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss

China’s legislative body criticized a court ruling overturning a ban on wearing masks, signaling that it was the final arbiter of law in Hong Kong.

Chile Is Ready for a New Constitution

By opening the door to a new founding charter, Chileans are ready to build their own future — by dismantling the constitutional edifice that Augusto Pinochet left behind.
In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone

In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone

The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.
In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone

In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone

The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.
In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution

In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution

The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.
Chile’s President Says He Will Support a New Constitution

Chile’s President Says He Will Support a New Constitution

Five people have been killed and thousands injured in weeks of protests.