Blog

The end of the clumsy autocrat?

  • August 28, 2020
  • Dan Peleschuk

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko learned the hard way that rigging an election may be passé. ICWA's managing editor asks if others will heed his example.

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Pandemic response is a real-life audition for German leader

  • April 24, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

The coronavirus outbreak is providing some Christian Democrats hoping to succeed Merkel a chance to demonstrate their crisis-management skills.

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Berlin under coronavirus

  • April 15, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Although Germany has received praise for its handling of the pandemic, the way forward remains unclear.

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In Lebanon, protest anger simmers under curfew

  • April 6, 2020
  • David Kenner

Political and economic failings threaten government’s Covid-19 response.

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With the coronavirus outbreak, a return to a Europe of borders

  • March 25, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Far-right dreams of closing countries off have temporarily come true as the idea of European solidarity faces new challenges.

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An oil price war in the time of coronavirus

  • March 19, 2020
  • David Kenner

A dispute between Moscow and Riyadh is dealing the US economy a blow and highlighting Saudi Arabia’s financial challenges.

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Cooperating with the far right, German lawmakers break major taboo

  • February 5, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Center-right politicians join the AfD to oust a state premier, a first in postwar politics.

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Lebanon in uncharted territory

  • October 22, 2019
  • David Kenner

It’s far from clear how the government can square the need for economic austerity with protesters’ steadily mounting demands.

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BLOG: US State Department downgrades travel alert for El Salvador

  • October 7, 2019
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

Although homicides have decreased, the timing remains suspicious.

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BLOG: A center-right victory provides little clarity for Austria’s future government

  • October 1, 2019
  • Emily Schultheis

Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party made significant gains in Sunday’s snap elections, but a renewed coalition with the far-right Freedom Party seems unlikely.

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