Brazil's president is doing his best to make Donald Trump look moderate and responsible. He also lacks some of Trump's institutional support.
Is there something inappropriate or counter-productive about linking Donald Trump and his allies to "fascism"? Samuel Moyn thinks there is, and has a story to tell about how historical comparison works and what it is for.
Many people who inexplicably call themselves libertarians are opposed to the measures governments have taken to respond to the health crisis. What would they have them do instead?
Despite the artificial unity imposed by the health crisis, Belgium remains locked in a political division between north and south. And Europe as a whole has something of the same problem.
Benjamin Netanyahu is back with a government of "national unity" in Israel committed to implementing his divisive policies.
Controversy about James Cook offers a window into the way certain politicians can imagine themselves as supporters of national sovereignty while defending imperialism and colonialism.
Tales of an alleged Russian assassination plot in Czechia, possibly as revenge over a disputed war memorial.
Talk of the succession to Kim Jong-un in North Korea reminds us of some of the problems of monarchical government.
Hungary's slide into authoritarianism exposes divisions within the centre-right, and not just in Europe.
The health crisis is boosting Donald Trump's approval ratings, but they remain historically low and historically consistent.