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Afghanistan Under the Taliban, Again

After its lightning victory over the US-backed government in the beginning of August, the Taliban must adapt to openly ruling the country, and managing Afghanistan’s many divisions, the most important of which is who controls the spoils of victory.

Twenty years after 9/11: the never-ended Global War on Terror

Twenty years after 9/11, US-led foreign military forces pulled out of Afghanistan, but they will continue to maintain a presence in the Middle East and Africa for the foreseeable future, due to persisting threats from new militant groups.

Fall of Kabul

For the first time in 20 years, the Taliban is back in power, promising change but so far showing little sign of it as it continues to maneuver for primacy in a country divided by a half-century of civil war.

President vs Parliament in Tunisia

Tunisia has entered a democratic interregnum since 25 July, with neither a “traditional” coup having taken place nor a fully functioning system of checks and balances remaining. In the next month, the future contours of the Tunisian state will emerge, with the President needing to appoint a new government, restore public confidence in state institutions and take urgent action to tackle both COVID-19 and the deteriorating economic situation.

Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics was envisioned to symbolise Japan’s recovery and renewal. Instead, it will become the first Olympic Games to be held amid a global pandemic without spectators at most venues.

Afghanistan Under the Taliban, Again

After its lightning victory over the US-backed government in the beginning of August, the Taliban must adapt to openly ruling the country, and managing Afghanistan’s many divisions, the most important of which is who controls the spoils of victory.

Twenty years after 9/11: the never-ended Global War on Terror

Twenty years after 9/11, US-led foreign military forces pulled out of Afghanistan, but they will continue to maintain a presence in the Middle East and Africa for the foreseeable future, due to persisting threats from new militant groups.

Fall of Kabul

For the first time in 20 years, the Taliban is back in power, promising change but so far showing little sign of it as it continues to maneuver for primacy in a country divided by a half-century of civil war.

President vs Parliament in Tunisia

Tunisia has entered a democratic interregnum since 25 July, with neither a “traditional” coup having taken place nor a fully functioning system of checks and balances remaining. In the next month, the future contours of the Tunisian state will emerge, with the President needing to appoint a new government, restore public confidence in state institutions and take urgent action to tackle both COVID-19 and the deteriorating economic situation.

Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics was envisioned to symbolise Japan’s recovery and renewal. Instead, it will become the first Olympic Games to be held amid a global pandemic without spectators at most venues.

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