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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: 2017 is a make or break moment for Lesotho

The murder of the ex-wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane underscores Lesotho’s instability and the tensions between political rivals and military.

Latin America Politics

Can new elections save Venezuela?

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the last few weeks, demanding early elections and the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Militaries will remain a powerful political and economic force in the Arab world

The MENA region and its militaries have had a tumultuous past. Militaries have held the prime position in the political and economic sphere in the region, and have asserted their own

Asia Pacific Politics

Extreme drought threatens Thailand’s political stability

The worst drought in 10 years is causing havok for Thailand’s agricultural sector and reigniting rural-urban tensions in the wake of the 2014 coup. Thailand is facing its worst drought in

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi’s neglected economy

A climate of fear has swept over Bujumbura, with at least 100 people killed in Burundi’s capital city since last Friday, following a string of brutal clashes between opposition groups

Middle East/North Africa Security

Algeria’s Changes at the Top Cause Uncertainty

In late July Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for the dismissal of three senior security officials. Without a formal announcement, many are now questioning the reasons behind the decision. On

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Madagascar seeks tourism renaissance to boost economy

After five years of political crisis, Madagascar’s economy remains sluggish. The government is hoping to restart the economy by boosting tourism and private investments. With important natural resources and rich

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi coup shows Africa’s democratic challenges

After a failed coup in Burundi by Major General Godefroid Niyombare, President Nkurunziza returned to the country and secured his power. The crisis should be seen as just one of

Asia Pacific Politics

Thailand’s coup is not what the generals had hoped for

Instability looms in Thailand as the army fails to deliver on promises following its 2014 coup. On the May 22, 2014, the Royal Thai Army overthrew a democratically elected government on