The Israeli prime minister's recent loss in the polls on top of his criminal indictments on corruption charges could mark a new chapter in Israeli politics, former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) writes in an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail.
"It’s all a major comedown for a leader who has, in the later stages of his reign, given new meaning to the term l’état c’est moi," he writes. "In addition to the premiership, Mr. Netanyahu has been defense minister, too, and holds three other ministry positions as well. The cabinet has been a rubber stamp for decisions he concludes beforehand with his security chiefs."
Former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) joins NPR’s Here & Now to discuss how a new Israeli government might look after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition, clearing the way for his rival Benny Gantz to try. Link to Here & Now interview here. Image credits here.
We just published a new book, Charging Ahead: Hydro-Quebec and the Future of Electricity. The book has an interesting story: when we started working on it in 2018, we thought we’d be writing a history of Hydro-Québec. But the plan quickly changed when we realized the future of Hydro-Québec was more interesting — much more interesting.
Ethiopian security forces have embarked on a campaign of forced disarmament that regional leaders and witnesses say has been accompanied by the shooting of civilians, mass detentions and beatings, former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed—this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate—is facing a
ICWA former fellow Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) discusses the main presidential candidates’ views on foreign affairs. Read the full article here. Image credits here.
Former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse about the remarkable rise of Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Read the full article here. Photo credit here.
France’s new restrictions on asylum seekers have alarmed human rights groups, Karina Piser (France, 2017-2019) reports for The Washington Post. Is the move “tactical,” to defuse the far right’s appeal, or is President Emmanuel Macron simply beginning to show his true colors? Read the full article here. Image credit here.
An assault on press freedoms has gone on virtually unmentioned.
Leaving Havana behind, Sims catches the island's beat.
Scandals have certainly weakened the FPÖ, but it's not going away.