In an op-ed published in Project Syndicate on January 10, Susan Stokes discusses the recent attack on government buildings in Brazil: the country’s “own version of January 6” in the United States. The piece argues that:

“When aspiring dictators are not held accountable for attempting to overthrow democratic governments, they tend to return, emboldened. Brazil, currently reeling from an attack on its Supreme Court and National Congress, may be showing that a credible threat of accountability can restrain would-be autocrats.”