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The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Assessing candidates’ tax reform plans

With only months left in the presidential nominating contests for both U.S. political parties, the pool of candidates is down to five. All remaining candidates bring unique tax reform plans to the

Europe Politics

Panama Papers: Resignation of Iceland PM bolsters Pirate Party

The release of the Panama Papers implicating the now former Icelandic Prime Minister in tax evasion has sent ripples across society. With his departure, Iceland is expected to endure both political disruption and the

International Security

Why Britain’s Prevent Strategy isn’t working: A new approach to radicalization in the age of information

In the ‘Information Age’ of today, the internet has been deployed highly effectively by ISIS for the publication of propaganda, communication and radicalization. Platforms such as Twitter and Instagram have

Europe Power Brokers

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist Prime Minister

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Matteo Renzi of Italy. Since 2014, PM Matteo Renzi has brought new energy to Italian politics and has made it his mission to

Economics Latin America

Rousseff’s impeachment alone would not fix Brazil’s economic woes

The biggest party in the governing coalition abandoned President Dilma Rousseff last week, increasing the likelihood that the leader of Latin America’s biggest country will be impeached and opening up

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

Middle East/North Africa Security

Morocco’s war on terror and the threat of ISIS

With much of the world´s attention focused on Western Europe and the threat of ISIS, North African states such as Morocco are also facing a difficult internal battle against groups

Latin America Politics

Self-imposed deadline in FARC peace process a grave misstep for Colombian government

This post was written by GRI senior analyst Daniel Lemaitre and guest author Ana Caridad. Among all the woes that President Santos suffered in March, the worst one was self-inflicted—announcing

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen: The forgotten war

Despite being a catalyst for the growth of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as for a growing anti-western sentiment in the region, the Yemen conflict has lacked

Middle East/North Africa Politics Security

ISIS isn’t Iraq’s only problem

In addition to the war against ISIS, the government of Iraq is currently facing a host of other impending issues that are threatening the country’s security and economic outlook. Corruption,