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Latin America Politics

Lula’s path to re-election just got a little more complicated…

Lula is the main source of uncertainty for Brazil, so the increased chances of him not being allowed to run boost optimism for a pro-reform candidate.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 28 January-3 February 2018

Trump’s State of the Union. Turkey intensifies operations in Turkey. Merkel mends her coalition. All this in The Week Ahead.

Politics South and Central Asia

Media crackdown a bad sign for Myanmar

Continued targeting of journalists will compromise the government’s political legitimacy and create greater reputational risks for foreign investors.

Asia Pacific Politics

Australia’s Asia-Pacific trade balancing act

The Trump administration’s mixed messages on its security and trade relationships in the Asia-Pacific is forcing Australia into a more assertive trade role.

Central America Latin America Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Latin America’s key elections

Latin America is undergoing powerful political changes that will pose challenges to stability in the region. A series of elections in key countries make 2018 a crucial year.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 21 – 27 January 2018

Meeting in Davos to unite several world leaders and financial experts. Cape Town restricts water use. Secretary Tillerson travels to EU to discuss Iran.

Europe Politics

Ukraine faces a heightened risk of instability in 2018

High levels of corruption, poor governance and the ongoing conflict in the east generate a heightened risk of instability in Ukraine

North America Politics

Will the US midterms spell the end of #MAGA?

Could Trump’s low approval ratings and legislative shortcomings clear the path to a Democrat majority in Congress and derail his vision for America?

Latin America Politics

Fujimori’s pardon holds up a mirror to Peru’s weak institutions

The political backroom dealings and fallout surrounding Fujimori’s pardon highlight the country’s problems with corruption and institutional weakness.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Tunisia protests could be a preview of upcoming elections

As deep divisions and socio-economic problems continue to affect the country, elections in May will be a crucial test.