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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite economic progress, Sierra Leone’s political future remains murky

Despite the progress Koroma has made in the face of Ebola and other adversities, there is strong opposition to his party for the 2018 elections.

Europe Politics

The French presidential election: The rise of the radicals

The campaign for the French presidential elections has been shaken by multiple political scandals and the overall weakening of traditional parties.

Asia Pacific Politics

East Timor needs more than peaceful elections to survive

After a peaceful election it looks like smooth sailing for East Timor, yet there are growing risks that need addressing if long-term stability is be secured.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What’s next for Morocco’s new government?

The formation of a new government in Morocco has put an end to months of political stalemate. The new governing coalition faces multiple challenges

Europe Politics

Is the European populist nationalist movement losing momentum?

The western rise of populist nationalism turned its head to a series of European elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Muhamad bin Salman and the challenge of reform

In Saudi Arabia, Muhamad bin Salman wants to change everything and move the country out of the oil economy, challenging the power of religious authority.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Turkey holds referendum. G7 gathers for preliminary meeting. US charts course for Syria. Central banks decide interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

Politics South and Central Asia

Sino-Indian push and pull may hurt Nepal in the long term

Nepal’s policymakers are used to a delicate balancing act, but this might be keeping the country from forging stronger relationships.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Uncategorized

Playing with Knives: What Does South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for the Country?

During the ‘Night of the Long Knives’, President Jacob Zuma announced the broadest Cabinet reshuffle in the history of post-Apartheid South Africa.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Moody’s rates South Africa. Venezuela’s crisis deepens. Gibraltar complicates Brexit negotiations. Paraguay weighs term limits. All in The Week Ahead.