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15 April 2019

A primer on Indonesia’s upcoming elections

The world’s third largest democracy and most populous Muslim-majority country goes to the polls on 17 April to determine their president, national legislature and provincial and local governments for the next five years.

10 April 2019

After New Zealand: Addressing the threat of white supremacism

Despite the number of terror attacks perpetrated by white supremacists rising alarmingly, authorities have done little to combat this fast-emerging threat. Western governments need to rethink their counterterrorism strategies by working closely with minority groups and social media companies.

28 March 2019

Impending oil boom rises political stakes in Guyana

Constitutional crisis, associated uncertainty for oil operators and investors and foreign pressure are looming over the soon-to-be oil-rich Guyana following a government no-confidence vote on 21 December 2018.

13 March 2019

Antisemitism in the West

A reported rise in antisemitic violence, indifference and hostile remarks has left the Jewish community in the West feeling increasingly vulnerable.

06 March 2019

Tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack

A terror attack by Pakistan-based militants in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state has led to a series of military confrontations between Indian and Pakistani forces in and around the Kashmir region. But leaders of both countries are unlikely to allow tensions from escalating to a war which would be devastating for the two nuclear-armed nations.

27 February 2019

Thailand’s elections: a consolidation of military-ruled democracy

After much postponement, Thai elections will take place on 24 March. However, it is unlikely that the outcome will dilute the military’s role in governing the country, as constitutional and electoral provisions will ensure it will continue to dominate the country’s politics for the foreseeable future.

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