Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Global InsiderIn late January, 23 African nations announced plans to launch a single aviation market to lower fares, improve connectivity and enhance economic development. In an email interview, Richard Mshomba discusses the initiative, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for broader economic integration on the continent.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Omar H. Rahman Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Global InsiderLast month, a court in the Central African Republic convicted and sentenced a former warlord to life in prison, a first for the country, which has been gripped by violence for years. In an email interview, Elise Keppler and Lewis Mudge discuss the conviction and whether CAR’s court system can deliver justice.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Global InsiderOn Jan. 15, the Philippine government revoked the media license for Rappler, an independent outlet that had gained prominence for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte. In an email interview, Daniel Bastard discusses the Rappler case and the broader challenges to the press under Duterte.
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Africa WatchKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term more than two months ago, but tensions around his re-election are still fresh in Kenya, where opposition leader Raila Odinga staged a shadow inauguration this week. Read up on that and other news from the continent in our weekly Africa Watch newsletter.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Global InsiderThis week, a Chinese airline canceled over a hundred flights to Taiwan as part of an escalating row between Beijing and Taipei. In an email interview, Joel Atkinson explains what is behind the recent strains, how the U.S. fits in, and what cyclical tensions mean for China and Taiwan in the long run.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Frederick Deknatel and Omar Rahman discuss the major shift in focus underpinning the Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy. For the Report, Peter Gill talks with Peter Dörrie about the continued marginalization of Nepal’s Muslim minority.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Global InsiderIn late December, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson clashed during a meeting in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, over allegations of Russian meddling in European elections and the Brexit vote. In an email interview, Duncan Allan discusses the tensions and the prospects for mending ties.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Global InsiderLast week, a Brazilian court upheld corruption charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who still leads polls ahead of presidential elections slated for October. In an email interview, Kurt Weyland discusses what’s next for Lula, his Workers’ Party and Brazil’s corruption-plagued democracy.
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Global InsiderMore than three years after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protests, pro-democracy activists are still feeling the squeeze from Beijing and the Hong Kong government. In an email interview, Stephan Ortmann describes the state of the pro-democracy movement and what steps the government is taking to quell it.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018