Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, March 30, 2017
Global InsiderThe selection of Carrie Lam as Hong Kong’s next chief executive was widely seen as a setback for those worried about the preservation of Hong Kong’s autonomy. In an email interview, Michael C. Davis discusses the selection process, Hong Kong-Beijing relations and next steps for the pro-democracy movement.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Global InsiderRecent reforms to Qatar’s labor regulations were intended to show that the Gulf state is serious about ending the exploitation of migrant workers. In an email interview, Vani Saraswathi, an advocate for migrant workers’ rights, discusses why abuses are so pervasive and how the latest changes fall short.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Frederick Deknatel Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Global InsiderMore than five years after declaring a cease-fire, the Basque separatist group ETA has announced plans to fully disarm by April 8. In an email interview, political scientist Rafael Leonisio describes the move as a desperate propaganda ploy and discusses the group’s struggle to come to terms with total defeat.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, March 24, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Wednesday’s terror attack in London and the problem of self-radicalized extremists. For the Report, Michael Kofman talks with Peter Dörrie about Russia’s military modernization.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Global InsiderJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with EU leaders this week, vowing to act quickly in finalizing a trade deal with the bloc. In an email interview, J. Berkshire Miller, a Tokyo-based international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses remaining challenges to clinching the deal.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Karina Piser Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Global InsiderLiberia has received global attention for its plan to let outside groups, including private school chains, manage some of its public schools. In an email interview, Justin Sandefur of the Center for Global Development discusses the thinking behind the scheme and what needs to happen for it to succeed.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Global InsiderRecently passed constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan have renewed speculation that President Nursultan Nazarbayev is preparing to step down. In an email interview, Central Asia expert Marlene Laruelle discusses potential transition scenarios and challenges that would face the new leadership.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In ContextMoroccan King Mohammed VI’s decision last week to remove the prime minister was officially framed as an attempt to resolve the country’s political impasse. But WPR contributor Mohamed Daadaoui says it reveals the regime’s desire to assert control and sideline a politician it views as too popular.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Monday, March 20, 2017