Politics and Security

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:38
Ukraine needs a stable government to conclude negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for new aid worth $1.7 billion to keep its war-torn economy afloat and pass economic and judicial reforms demanded by its Western backers.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:20
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has accepted a key ministerial role in President Dilma Rousseff's government, media reports say. Members of the governing Workers' Party say his appointment will strengthen her beleaguered administration.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:56
In recent years, Georgia made major advances in its relations with the EU and Georgia’s pro-Western orientation has always enjoyed high approval ratings from the public. However, recent trends show a decline in these approval ratings and a corresponding rise in pro-Russian sentiments. Coverage of Georgia has tended to focus on Misha Saakashvili’s United National Movement, which instituted reforms that transformed Georgia from a failed state into a modern one. The latter half of UNM’s predominance, however, was marked by controversies relating to media freedom, legal overreach, undue pressure on political opposition and a prison scandal.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:30
Out of six parties * competing for seats in the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan's lower house of parliament, in the March 20 elections, there is one that could be considered a genuine opposition party: the Nationwide Social-Democratic Party (NSDP).
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:16
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has given an uncompromising response to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s plans to make Mexico pay for a wall along the US border with Mexico.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:14
The opposition Jamaica Labour Party has won the general election after a campaign dominated by economic issues. The party's leader Andrew Holness, 43, vowed to create jobs, grow the economy and improve education and healthcare.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 05:09
A Bolivian journalist reported that Mr. Morales, 56, who is single and has closely guarded his personal life, had a child with a young woman, Gabriela Zapata, in 2007, the year after he took office.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 05:05
After an entire week in which Haiti had no President, the country’s lawmakers held a special session that dragged on for twelve hours and ended, early Sunday morning, with sixty-two-year-old Jocelerme Privert, a former Senate leader and opponent of former President Michel Martelly, being chosen to fill the role on an interim basis.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 05:11
Those who are pushing for Ms Rousseff’s impeachment concede privately that they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority needed in the lower house to send the motion to the Senate. But they plan to drag out the proceeding as long as the (vague) legal deadlines permit. That will accomplish their goal of undermining the president.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 13:44

Subcommittee hearing on political trends in Turkey in the coming year.