Brazil’s current president, Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who served as a backbench, ‘low clergy’ congressman for almost three decades, was the surprise victor…
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first elected leader in history and an ostensibly former member of the Muslim Brotherhood is growing increasingly enigmatic. Last…View More The Prince of Egypt
Just about a week after the re-election of Barack Obama, the eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) conducted a transition of…View More Challenges Confronting New Chinese Leadership
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I have a confession to make: when I first sat down with an idea for this article, I wanted to base it entirely on the…View More “Good” News out of Libya?
China has made no secret of its aspirations to rise above its current status in the international system. Over the past decade, China has begun…View More Closing the Gap: China’s New Stealth Fighter
South Africa has the best-regulated securities exchange in the world. Amidst a flood of bad news from the country over the last few months, the…View More Hiding Behind the Numbers: South Africa’s Challenges
As military operations in Afghanistan wind down, the United States and its allies must abandon their so-called “War on Terror” and move forward. 2014 will…View More Reign of Terror: Counterterrorism After Afghanistan
The Temelin Nuclear Power Plant lies in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, not far from the Austrian border; its owners, the Czech…View More Forward from Fukushima: Why Nuclear Power won’t be Going Anywhere
The wave of popular uprisings that have swept across the Middle East for the past two years have fundamentally changed the status quo in the…View More Qatar and the Arab Awakening
‘Get out you English pirates!’ screams the sign at the port of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, End of the World. Your correspondent’s attempts to…View More Diplomatic Storytelling at the End of the World