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Turmoil in Nicaragua: How Ortega is contributing to his own downfall

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Managua and other cities throughout Nicaragua on 18 April 2018 to protest against President Daniel Ortega’s (2007-present) proposed social security reforms that would aim to increase taxes and decrease...
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The right and left divide in India: Does it exist?

The right/left divide, just like the terms right and left, have not always existed. In fact, they are recent terminologies developed during the French Revolution, where those in favour of changing the system of...

‘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...

Trump versus California: The great marijuana debate

Ronald Reagan’s quip that “the best view of Big Government is in the rear-view mirror as you’re driving away from it,” is a testament to the Republican Party’s sceptical view of the federal government....
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Namibia: African success story or elite propaganda?

On 25 July 2018, Samuel Shali Nghihepa, a sergeant in the Namibian Police Special Reserve Force Division, murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alina Kahehongo, in full view of her colleagues at a local supermarket in Windhoek, Namibia's...
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Russian multipolarity: Is policy driven by philosophy?

In a divisive climate of East-West tension and barbs being traded between politicians on both sides, the 14th annual conference of the Valdai Discussion Club took place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in mid-October. Russia’s premier...

Can the Iraq election help break the cycle of violence?

A common Iraqi saying goes: ‘the bad is behind us and the worst is yet to come.’ This adage has developed from the cyclical violence which has torn the country apart both before and...
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2017 in Review: The Middle East and North Africa

It's rarely a quiet year in the Middle East, even when the US president doesn't unilaterally reshape the prospects for peace in Palestine. 2017 has been heavily defined by the conflict between the region's...

Kosovo v Ukraine – The limits of independence movements

Against the backdrop of last Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, tonight’s round of FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures produces one particularly intriguing match. Ordinarily Kosovo facing off against Ukraine would not be the first...
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Asia on alert after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

On the morning of Sunday, 3 September, the detection of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake by Chinese seismologists alerted the world to the detonation of North Korea’s latest – its sixth – hydrogen bomb test. The...

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