Global InsiderZanzibar’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.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Global InsiderAs a commodities-exporting country deeply linked to the Chinese market, Mongolia faces heightened risks from the current commodities slump and China’s economic slowdown. In an email interview, Jonathan Berkshire Miller discusses the impact of the commodities slump on Mongolia.
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Karina Piser Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Editor-in-Chief Judah Grunstein and Peter Dörrie discuss ISIS and al-Qaida affiliates, El Salvador’s murder epidemic and the drop in global commodities prices. For the report, journalist James Bargent joins us to discuss illegal gold mining in Colombia.
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Global InsiderThe tiny sultanate of Brunei is perhaps the least visible of the six claimants in the South China Sea maritime disputes, in part due to its preferred approach of addressing the issue discreetly. In an email interview, Jatswan Singh discussed Brunei’s claims in the South China Sea.
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
In ContextTransparency International just released its annual rankings on perceptions of corruption, revealing pervasive public-sector graft globally. From Indonesia to Guatemala, demands for an end to corruption and government mismanagement are swaying electoral outcomes and driving domestic politics.
Karina Piser Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Global InsiderIn a recent interview, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked about the kingdom’s plans to increase non-oil revenues. In an email interview, Robert Looney, distinguished professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, discusses the impact of low global energy prices on Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Global InsiderIn mid-January, protests in Azerbaijan against price hikes and a collapse in the country’s currency were broken up forcefully by security forces, resulting in 55 arrests. In an email interview, Richard D. Kauzlarich explains the impact of the collapse of global energy prices on Azerbaijan’s economy.
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR's Judah Grunstein and Peter Dörrie discuss implementation day for the Iran deal, Chinese drones and elections in Benin. Then, journalist Amanda Fortier joins us to explain the relationship between hip-hop youth culture and politics in Senegal.
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
In ContextAustralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made his first visit to Washington as prime minister this week, where he met with President Barack Obama to discuss Australia’s role in the fight against the Islamic State as well as the need for greater cooperation on cybersecurity.
Maria Savel Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Karina Piser Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016