In this week’s podcast, Judah Grunstein and Peter Dörrie discuss the impact of El Niño on South America, Iran’s economy, a recent vote in Taiwan and upcoming elections in Uganda. For the report, CFR’s Miles Kahler talks about the increasing influence of emerging economies on the international stage.
Zanzibar’s electoral commission recently set the date for the Tanzanian island’s local presidential election to be rerun, after having annulled the results of an October ballot many believed was won by the opposition CUF. In an email interview, Michael Jennings discusses Zanzibar’s election crisis.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is treating his country’s election later this month as a coronation. But the arrest this past weekend of a prominent general turned regime critic is the latest sign that Museveni’s camp is more worried about the vote—and its aftermath—than they are letting on.