International Relations

5 mins

India will suffer for Modi's failure to tackle corruption

14 May 2019
Election rhetoric should not hide missed opportunities for better reforms.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: The News From China And Hong Kong (April 22 to 27, 2019)

29 Apr 2019
In the same week: China organised the second Belt and Road Forum, the sentencing of four Occupy leaders in Hong Kong marked the end of years of prosecutions and tens of thousands protested against a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: Tragedy In France And Sri Lanka (April 15 to 20, 2019)

24 Apr 2019
The week started with a major fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France resulting in the collapse of its iconic spire, and ended with eight bombings in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka which killed at least 200 people.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths, Violence, And Political Uncertainty In Brazil (April 8 to 13, 2019)

15 Apr 2019
The past week in Brazil was marked by deaths and violence as well as political uncertainty surrounding President Jair Bolsonaro.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: Electoral And Political Surprises In Algeria, Turkey, And Ukraine (April 1 to 6, 2019)

09 Apr 2019
There were electoral and political surprises in Algeria, Turkey, and Ukraine, as long-term leaders witnessed challenges to their tenure.
7 mins

Are we in a new Cold War?

08 Apr 2019
It has been branded by some observers as ‘the new Cold War’, but is the fractious relationship between the United States and China something far more complicated?
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: Brexit (Or Lack Thereof) To Dominate Headlines Till April 12 (March 25 to 30, 2019)

02 Apr 2019
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was rejected for the third time, leaving the UK slated to leave the European Union on April 12 without a deal.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: A House (Still) Divided, In The Aftermath Of The Mueller Investigation (March 18 to 23, 2019)

25 Mar 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller, after nearly two years of investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, completed his investigation.
5 mins

What’s next after the Trump–Kim summit in Hanoi?

21 Mar 2019
The Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not produce the results many had hoped for.
5 mins

The Weekly Global Roundup: Brexit Turmoil; Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8s; New Zealand Tragedy (March 11 to 16, 2019)

18 Mar 2019
A series of parliamentary votes in the United Kingdom (UK) has added to the Brexit turmoil; the Boeing 737 Max 8 has been grounded after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after take-off; and mosque shootings in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead.