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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Iran’s Election Offers Glimmers of Hope

The recent presidential election in Iran has created a media storm and left analysts guessing what will come next. Iranians have chosen to replace outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with Hassan

Europe Politics

Why Political Parties in Opposition Will Never Embrace Austerity

This article hence proposes two major reasons to account for such a trend – unpopularity and inaccessibility of the austerity measures, dynamics of political parties during elections. “The President’s great

Asia Pacific Politics

LGBT Issues Challenge Singapore’s Political System

In April 2012, the High Court of Singapore ruled against a Singaporean couple who had challenged the legality of Article 377(A) of the Singaporean penal code, which criminalises homosexual sex.

Europe Politics

The Turkish Spring: More Tiananmen than Tahrir

Demonstrations in Turkey – labelled a Turkish Spring – differ from their Arab counterparts in that the Turkey’s (unlike Arab ones) economy has been booming. The international media narrative about

International Politics

10 Unexpected but Well-Governed Countries

Everyone knows that the Scandinavian countries have great welfare systems, low levels of corruption and highly responsive governments. Just as everyone knows that Singapore and Hong Kong have incredibly efficient

Latin America Politics

Evo Morales’ Third Term Diminishes Hope for Democracy

As Evo Morales increasing works against his own constitutional amendments, democratic prospects in Bolivia are shrinking. Evo Morales came to power in 2006 as Bolivia’s first indigenous president. During his

North America Politics South and Central Asia

Flourishing US-Russia economic ties over political rifts?

The U.S and Russia are pursuing economic ties as Moscow finally joins the WTO and political rifts are put aside. Last year, following eighteen years of harsh negotiations, Russia finally

Latin America Politics

Will Venezuela’s crisis become Brazil’s opportunity?

Will the crisis in Venezuela act as an opportunity for Brazil to re-assert regional leadership and work to assuage fears about Venezuela’s direction? The situation in Venezuela following the election

Europe Politics

Italy’s new government a little too familiar

Although positive moves have been made to reinvigorate Italian politics, look a little closer and remnants of old still remain. At the centre of this is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Al-Barrak sentence attests to Kuwait’s authoritarian side

The recent jail sentence handed down to a prominent opposition leader in Kuwait reflects an authoritarian trend that may solidify business opportunities in the near future but casts a shadow