South Africa’s Energy Conundrum

Ramaphosa3, cc Flickr ITU Pictures, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

President Ramaphosa inherited a dire national energy outlook, but one that’s not without its own opportunities.

Sudan’s Brief Moment of Freedom

Sudan protests 2019, CC M. Saleh, modified, Wikicommons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&title=Special:Search&redirs=0&search=khartoum+protests&fulltext=Search&fulltext=Advanced+search&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns14=1&advanced=1&searchToken=1a26j4o5p9lklfiy2kh8biz98#%2Fmedia%2FFile%3ASudanese_protestors_chanting.jpg

In Omar al-Bashir’s removal, Sudan’s protestors may have won the battle. But can they win the war?

Can Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev Secure His Legacy?

NursMeeting, cc Kremlin.ru, modified, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57465#

Nursultan Nazarbayev’s reputation as a brilliant strategist will be put to the test during the transition to the next generation of Kazakh leaders.

Beto Is Right about Trump’s Trade War with China

BetoClev, cc Flickr Erik Drost, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

If the United States is to fight a trade war, it’s better to do it with allies rather than alone.

Big Brother Arrives on South Korea’s Internet

ROKSec, cc Flickr Yuri Samoilov, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

New laws are tightening government control over the South Korean internet.

Don’t Play Maduro’s Game

Maudro, cc Flickr Eneas De Troya, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The world has changed over the past 50 years. It’s time for US foreign policy to change with it.

US Decline and China’s Rise: Still Waiting on a ‘Third Way’

NYSE, cc FLickr Brian Glanz, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With one hegemonic power in decline, the international order needs a game-changer – not a direct replacement.

Africa Looks to China and Beyond for Its Energy Development

AfricaWindfarm, cc Flickr Luca Temporelli, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A developing Africa needs an energy policy that works with several external partners and reconciles industrial progress with environmental sustainability.

Kazakhstan Looks Beyond Central Asia for New Trade Opportunities

Astana2, cc Ben Dalton, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Whatever new policies the post-Nazarbayev era brings, it will likely involve a continued push beyond the region in search of new economic opportunities.

2019: Towards a New World (Dis)Order

Bricssummit, modified, Kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58104

The BRICS model of mutually respectful state-to-state cooperation can serve as a valuable template for the post-US global order.

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