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Guest Post: Is Venezuela experiencing resistance fatigue?

Food and medicine shortages in Venezuela are growing increasingly severe, inflation levels are rising, and many citizens are struggling to meet their basic needs. Despite these circumstances, Venezuelans continue to

Europe Politics

Putin’s failure to tackle corruption will be Navalny’s gain

The recent national protests, on June 13th and March 30th, are the harbinger of a very real challenge for the Russian government.

Europe Politics

Panama Papers: Iceland PM’s resignation heralds importance of popular reaction

Only days after the Panama Papers leak revealed a trove of confidential and incriminating financial documents, a head of state has resigned. In a powerful show of popular protest, Icelanders have taken to

Economics South and Central Asia

Falling oil prices raise concerns over Azerbaijan stability

The ongoing fall of oil prices leaves the Azerbaijani economy exposed to structural issues, increasing the risk of social unrest linked to current hardships. Since December 2015, the Azerbaijani economy has

Asia Pacific Politics

Vietnam tree cutting debacle highlights opaque politics

A government program that planned to cut more than 6,700 trees in a bid to ‘beautify’ Hanoi, Vietnam, has been abruptly halted due to significant public backlash. While analysts have heralded this

Economics Latin America

Brazil protests signify economic slowdown

Protests have continued throughout Brazil in recent weeks, which may have important implications for the future of South Americas largest country. Primarily urban in nature, the protests have erupted throughout

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