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Colombia’s brittle peace: One year on

On 24 November 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño (alias Timochenko), the leader of Latin America’s oldest and longest running guerrilla group, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionaries de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces...

Spaghetti roads and bullet trains: A history of Zimbabwean elections

In a prescient 2012 paper, Martin Dawson and Tim Kelsall suggested that hopes for better governance in Zimbabwe were nothing short of naïve. Rather, the authors proposed that “the most powerful elite groups will realise...

Japan’s Prime Minister calls snap election amidst regional instability 

On Monday 25 September, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announced his government’s intention to stage a general election. The election, scheduled for October 22, is the fourth such vote to be held in Japan...
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Brazil’s indigenous tribes under threat after another “massacre”

Earlier this month, the federal authorities in Amazonas state in Brazil confirmed that they are investigating the murders of at least 10 indigenous people by garimpeiros (illegal gold miners) in August. The alleged victims were...

‘Brazil’s Donald Trump’ gears up for the 2018 presidential election

When Jair Bolsonaro cast his congressional vote in favour of ex-President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in August 2016, he made an unusual dedication. In a short stunt designed to draw maximum attention, he referenced Colonel Carlos...
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Czech society stills struggles with legacy of the Prague Spring

Photo credit: John W. Schulze The ‘Prague Spring’ is the short, 8-month period in the history of Czechoslovakia when artists, dissidents, and activists found some breathing room. It is often credited as beginning with Alexander...

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From the UN in 2017 to the EU in 2018, we have become accustomed to organisations and countries declaring ‘war on plastic...
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Populism to Pensions: Love or Hate for Putin’s New Policy?

It has been close to a year since the 2018 March presidential elections in Russia, which saw Vladimir Putin enter his fourth...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

The word ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944, after members of the Leicester Vegetarian Society became frustrated with the group’s refusal to consider...