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19 June 2018

Will Mexico’s presidential election constrain surging violence?

Record-breaking rates of violent crime amid an economic downturn and institutionalised corruption in Mexico are likely to persuade voters to opt for a third choice on 1 July. Regardless of the outcome, however, cartel-fueled violence is likely to endure.

05 June 2018

Korean Peace Process: Is the US sphere of influence in East Asia waning?

A successful detente on the Korean peninsula could lead to reduced influence of the United States in East Asian geopolitics in the long-term.

23 May 2018

The aftermath of Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: big promises and bigger uncertainties ahead

After leading the Velvet Revolution as the ‘people’s candidate’, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will face continued challenges from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) in fulfilling his promises to tackle corruption and boost the economy.

10 May 2018

Elections and violence in Libya

Libyan politicians and the international community are determined to hold elections in 2018 despite various challenges and ongoing conflict. However, the build up to and the aftermath of any potential elections threaten to become another site for violence to play out.

26 April 2018

Will Malaysia’s next general elections witness a historic change in government?

Malaysians prepare to go to the polls in the country’s upcoming 14th general elections on 9 May in what is expected to be a closely-fought affair despite a less than level playing field benefitting Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition.

11 April 2018

Extreme weather exposes US infrastructure challenges

Underinvestment and deferred maintenance have caused major disruptions to transportation networks and critical infrastructure in recent years. The impact of increasingly destructive storms only further highlights the urgency for repair and replacement.

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