Domestic Politics Articles

Supporters of presidential candidate Tabare Vazquez during a rally in Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 12, 2014 (AP photo by Matilde Campodonico).

Uruguay’s Election a Choice Between Two Models for Economic Growth

By Eric Farnsworth
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While most observers will be focused on the presidential runoff in Brazil on Oct. 26, a similar electoral scenario is playing out in Uruguay. At stake in the country’s general election is whether the economic aspirations of a growing middle class can be realized, despite slowing growth. more


Global Insider

Turkey’s Regime Change Policy for Syria Finds Little Domestic Support

By The Editors
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Turkey recently announced that only Syrian refugees would be allowed to cross the border to fight against the so-called Islamic State in the besieged town of Kobani. In an email interview, Sinan Ülgen, a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, discussed domestic influences on Turkey’s Syria policy. more

Angola Modernizes Navy to Protect Maritime Resources

By Francisco Galamas
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Last month, in another sign of their strategic partnership, Brazil and Angola signed an agreement for the Brazilian navy to support the development of Angola’s naval capabilities. The deal fits into Angola’s broader strategy to secure its maritime borders and safeguard its oil and fishing resources. more

World Citizen

With Hong Kong Protests, China Confronts Fateful Choice

By Frida Ghitis
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The unexpected outbreak of massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has presented authorities in Beijing with a pivotal challenge. Chinese President Xi Jinping has three choices: He can compromise; he can crack down; or he can watch and wait, hoping the protests will die down. more

Rising to the Challenge: Can Latin America Escape Its Past?

By The Editors
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Electoral democracy is flourishing across Latin America. But if the region has eagerly embraced pluralism, many problems remain, ranging from insecurity and corruption to balancing economic growth with environmental concerns. This report covers the full spectrum of Latin America’s challenges. more