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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.

The Delta variant: a blow to global COVID-19 recovery?

The Delta variant of COVID-19, which was first identified in India in December 2020, is widely expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming weeks and it appears set on derailing the reopening process worldwide, or at least making it as painful and costly as possible for most nations.

2021 Quarter 3 Forecast

As the halfway mark of a chaotic year approaches, we highlight some of the key risks to look out for across the globe in Quarter 3.

A post-pandemic LGBTQIA+ travel guide

In the spirit of Pride Month, we highlight some of the most LGBTQ+ friendly and COVID-safe destinations as international leisure travel gradually resumes.

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.

The Delta variant: a blow to global COVID-19 recovery?

The Delta variant of COVID-19, which was first identified in India in December 2020, is widely expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming weeks and it appears set on derailing the reopening process worldwide, or at least making it as painful and costly as possible for most nations.

2021 Quarter 3 Forecast

As the halfway mark of a chaotic year approaches, we highlight some of the key risks to look out for across the globe in Quarter 3.

A post-pandemic LGBTQIA+ travel guide

In the spirit of Pride Month, we highlight some of the most LGBTQ+ friendly and COVID-safe destinations as international leisure travel gradually resumes.

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