The New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

Peace in our time, cc Flickr Segunda Guerra Mundial, modified,

Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

Why Is the US Military Fighting in Niger?

US Africom, cc Flickr USAFRICOM, modified,, U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Todd Wivell

And will it be there for much longer?

A Different Contagion: India’s Bank Bailouts

SingaporeModi, cc Flickr Narendra Modi, modified,

The potential collapse of India’s banking sector is a contagion of a different kind, but its ramifications could be felt far longer than the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in Focus: United Kingdom

Boris Johnson, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified,

As Britain prepares for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, the government’s being urged to provide the National Health Service with more equipment to save lives.

COVID-19 in Focus: Brazil

cc Palácio do Planalto, Flickr, modified,

The high priest of COVID-19 denialism has his work cut out for him in insulating Brazil’s vulnerable economy from the effects of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (4-1-2020)

COVID-19 shortages, cc Flickr Jon Taylor,

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

Is Belarus Doomed to Dependence on Russia?

BelarusRussiaFlags, cc Flickr Adam Jones, modified,

Minsk has tried to carve out a more independent niche since the Ukraine crisis, but its room for maneuver remains severely constrained.

Corruption and Sectarianism Sinking PM Hopefuls in Iraq

IraqProtests2, unknown author,

The old guard has yet to moot a palatable candidate for the young Iraqis demanding change.

Freedom House 2020: Africa in Freefall?

SOMALIA, Mogadishu: In a photograph released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 25 March, a woman holds the Somali flag at Mogadishu International Airport during a ceremony held to recieve the casket containing the body of fomer Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed who died aged 77 on Friday at a hospital in the Gulf State of Abu Dhabi. AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE. / SomaliFlag, cc Flickr, modified, AMISOM Public Information, public domain

Democracy continues to backslide on the African continent.

Quetta Attack: An Outgrowth of Sectarian Conflict or a New Target of ISKP?

Pakistan Flag, cc Nicholas Raymond, modified,

Assessing the usual terrorist suspects behind a recent suicide bombing in Quetta.

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