What’s Next After Tunisia’s “Populist Wave” Elections?

Tunisia Election, 2011, cc Flickr Freedom House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Voters may have demanded change, but whether they get it or not is still very much up in the air.

Zimbabwe Finally Moves Out from Mugabe’s Shadow

An APC navigates a crowd during anti-Mugabe demonstrations in Zimbabwe. CC Flickr Zimbabwean-eyes, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

The passing of one of Africa’s iconic if divisive leaders marks the beginning of a new era for Zimbabwe.

Mexico’s Insular Transformation

AMLO close-up, cc Flickr Eneas De Troya, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

By singularly focusing on the domestic, AMLO’s ‘fourth transformation’ risks putting Mexican foreign policy behind by decades.

A Short History of the ASEAN Digital Future

SingaporeSkyline, cc Flickr Pasi Mämmelä, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Digitization is the path through which ASEAN economies can realize their considerable economic potential.

China Prepares to Launch Its Own Digital Currency

CNYGreatwall, cc Flickr g0d4ather, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Beijing is warming to the use of cryptocurrencies – but only on its own terms.

Plots to Kill American Democracy: A History

JohnLLewis, cc Flickr Kheel Center, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Foreign meddling in political affairs ala Russia during the 2016 election is nothing new. In fact, usually it’s Washington doing it.

Is Indonesia Abandoning Its Capital?

JakartaFlood, cc Flickr Seika, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, modified

Sure, Jakarta might be underwater in less than five decades. But doing something about it is easier said than done.

Zimbabwe Shows Africa Can Tackle Corruption

Photo credit: Krishna Nag

Big things are happening in Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption drive, and other African governments are beginning to take notice.

Hong Kong Protests: Echoes of Tiananmen Square

HKLeninWall, cc Flickr Studio Incendo, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Hong Kong’s quest for identity recognition, transparency, good governance, and rule-of-law is starting to resemble one of the darkest moments in China’s modern history.

The Complex Context behind Bangladesh’s Handling of the Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya camp, cc DFID - UK Department for International Development - Emergency food, drinking water and shelter to help people displaced in Rakhine State, western Burma., modified, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_people#/media/File:Emergency_food,_drinking_water_and_shelter_to_help_people_displaced_in_Rakhine_State,_western_Burma._(8288488088).jpg

Dhaka has essentially been abandoned by the international community and has scant resources to provide for Rohingya refugees.

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