Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 11, 2019

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Yascha Mounk, The Atlantic: Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia

The socialist president claimed authoritarian powers in the name of the popular will. But average citizens were fed up with arbitrary rule.

Evo Morales has been attacking Bolivia’s democracy for many years. Since coming to office in 2006, the socialist president has concentrated ever more authority in his own hands, denounced the opposition in aggressive terms, and placed loyalists in key institutions, from the country’s public broadcaster to its highest court.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 11, 2019

Maduro’s military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela — Brian Ellsworth and Vivian Sequera, Reuters

Released Lula in for greatest fight of his life — Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil’s Lula — Ricardo Brito, Reuters

Should China Police the Strait of Hormuz? — Lyle J. Goldstein, National Interest

Saudi Arabia’s Newest Tactic To Hush Dissidents — Michael Kern, Oil Price

Saudi Arabia’s Terrible War in Yemen Isn’t Going as Planned — Matthew Petti, National Interest

Iraq protests should be moment of truth for US State Department — Michael Rubin, Washington Examiner

‘Too late’ for Hong Kong government to gain citizens’ trust — William Yang, DW

Despite big bangs, Thai Muslim rebels fading away — Anthony Davis, Asia Times

How the Wagner Group Expands and Inflates Russia’s Influence — C. Rondeaux, WPR

Russia has joined the ‘scramble’ for Africa — Patrick Gathara, Al Jazeera

Russia Positioning Itself in Libya to Unleash Migrant Crisis Into Europe — Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report

Poll brings Spain no respite from political uncertainty — Barry Hatton and Ciaran Giles, AP

Socialists win repeat Spanish election, Vox becomes third-biggest force in Congress — El Pais

Why Britain’s Election Is So Unpredictable — Matthew Goodwin, Chatham House

What Should Donald Trump Really Be Impeached For? — Amitai Etzioni, National Interest

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