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Latin America Politics

Will populism flourish in wake of the Odebrecht scandal?

The corruption probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht could lead to increased waves of populism across Latin America.

2016 in Review International Politics

Trends of 2016: Protest at the ballot box

2016 has been a tumultuous year for democratic politics. The rise of populism, nationalism, and anti-establishmentarianism has been the story of the year.

Economics Finance

Mergers under threat: AT&T and beyond

A host of problems facing the AT&T / Time Warner merger highlight potential hurdles for future large mergers and acquisitions. On Oct 22, 2016, telecommunications major AT&T announced plans to

Latin America Politics

What America can learn from populism in Latin America

As the U.S. election cycle comes to an end, Latin America has its own lessons for the United States in dealing with political and economic populism. Presidential candidates, such as

Europe Politics

Just what exactly is ‘illiberal democracy’?

How can illiberal democracy exist in the EU? Is democracy still relevant in Europe, or is Central European pioneering a new model?

Europe Politics

Front National poised to win first round of regional elections in March

Front National (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, the daughter of founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, has gained a lot of ground in polls lately. This is a warning to the centre-right

Asia Pacific Politics

Thailand sits at edge of political storm

With Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ousting at the hands of the Thai Supreme Court on May 7th, Thailand’s political paralysis is set to restart. The anti-government Yellow Shirts have welcomed the

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