COVID-19: A ‘Hot Potato’ for Nationalist-Populist Parties in Europe

Europe’s populist parties haven’t thrived amid COVID-19 – but their ideas have.

Election Talk Heats Up in Malaysia

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Muhyiddin Yassin is clinging to power amid a COVID-19 state of emergency. A new election would test the unity of the ruling Perikatan Nasional bloc and opposition parties led by Anwar Ibrahim.

Global Forecast (3-7-2021)


Examining the issues and hotspots that will be making headlines in the week ahead.

COVID-19 Brewing a Perfect Storm of Political Crisis in Lebanon

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How far can Lebanon’s institutions be stretched before they simply collapse? This year could have an answer.

FLASH: COVID-19 Vaccine Global Update (2-23-2021)

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Tracking the latest news surrounding the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

The Inevitable Rise of Euroscepticism in the Wake of COVID-19

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While COVID-19 may not be an existential crisis for the EU, it does tick virtually all the boxes when it comes to hardening Eurosceptic attitudes throughout the bloc.

England’s COVID-19 Variant Struggle: A Preview of Things to Come?


Despite its locking down harder and longer than ever before, England has met with diminishing returns on controlling daily case counts.

FLASH: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Updates

Vials containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table in preparation for vaccinations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte), Photo by: Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte | VIRIN: 210104-F-ZJ963-1054.JPG , modified,

Tracking the latest news surrounding the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

ECB Tests the Limits of ‘Unconventional’ Monetary Policy

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Can the ECB’s policy bazooka pull the euro zone out of its COVID-induced economic doldrums?

China Scrambles to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year

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Mass lockdowns and temporary COVID-19 hospitals have returned to China, and the timing couldn’t be worse.

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