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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Undermines the Role of BRICS

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If COVID-19 relief was BRICS’ time to shine, he bloc has yet to rise to the challenge.

South African Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities

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In crisis lies opportunity, and nowhere is that more true than in South Africa’s foreign policy prospects.

Privatization: A Panacea for the South Africa Economy?

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Privatization is often cited as a cure-all for South Africa’s lumbering state-owned sector. But any progress will be slow given the entrenched interests involved.

South Africa: Toward another Recession?

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Fresh off an election win, President Cyril Ramaphosa now must try to reverse one of the most severe economic downturns in recent memory.

The Center Holds in South Africa Elections

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South Africa’s recent general election has bucked the international trend toward populism by consolidating its democracy at the political center.

South Africa’s Energy Conundrum

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

2019: Towards a New World (Dis)Order

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

The Road Ahead: Examining South Africa’s New International Strategy

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It’s time for President Ramaphosa to break with recent past and reassert the moral and multilateral imperatives in South African foreign policy.

Bolsonaro Takes Aim at Brazil’s Pension System

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The pension fight will signal whether the new Brazilian president can translate electoral victory into significant reforms.

Bolsonaro in Brazil: Good News for the US, Setback for China

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Trump has gained a kindred spirit in South America.

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