It may not be a return of the “Pink Tide,” but the region’s left has been showing signs of a revival. Perhaps more than questions of right and left, though, what most characterizes South America today is a sense of instability and democratic fragility. What’s next for the continent?
As temperatures rise due to global warming, it’s all too easy to see the policy worlds of climate and health as separate and even competing sectors. But climate and health cannot be separated from each other. Only by bringing together sharp political and research minds in both sectors will we be able to weather the storms ahead.
Depictions of Niger, Sudan and other African states as mere backdrops to geopolitical conflicts between distant outsiders neglect the role played by regional institutions, neighboring states and nonstate actors, while distracting from wider regional trends that will ultimately have a global impact of their own.