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Mounting Political Crisis Threatens Tunisia’s Democracy

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join this week’s host, Alex Parsons, Lead Analyst of the Americas, along with Eloise Scott, Lead Analyst for Middle East and Africa and Rhiannon Phillips, Associate Analyst for Middle East and North Africa to discuss Tunisia’s deepening political deadlock has recently come to a head, with President Kais Saied …

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Socio-economic unrest threatens to disrupt South Africa’s recovery

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean On 9 July violent protests broke out across Kwa-Zulu Natal, quickly spreading to Gauteng, resulting in widespread looting and arson, with clashes resulting in hundred’s of deaths. Following the deployment of 25,000 soldiers, calm was eventually restored, but not before an estimated ZAR 50 billion in damages was caused, …

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Impact on US-China Relationship in conjunction with Covid-19 Origin Investigations

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean US President Joe Biden is expecting a 45-day update on a US investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The investigation, led by the US intelligence services, is drawing widespread media attention, with scientists, political scientists and health experts weighing in on the polarising hypothesis of whether the …

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Concerns Surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean With less than 15 days to go to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese capital may soon be placed under a fourth state of emergency amid a fresh surge of Covid-19 infections. The ever-changing pandemic situation has characterised the uncertainty that has shrouded this flagship …

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Security Tensions in Colombia

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In recent weeks, a car-bomb attack against an army base hosting US military personnel and an apparent attempt to assassinate President Iván Duque Márquez have raised concerns over the security environment in Colombia. Meanwhile, the country has also witnessed a surge in violent protests in Bogotá and several other …

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Regional Elections in France

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The first round of regional elections in France has yielded startling results, with both the far-right under Marine Le Pen and the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron seeing significant setbacks nationwide as traditional left- and right-wing parties surge forward. In our latest podcast, Liana Semchuk, Lead Europe-Eurasia Analyst, …

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Presidential Elections in Iran

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In our latest podcast, Alex Parsons, Lead Analyst for the Americas is joined by Eloise Scott, Lead Analyst for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey and James Hannan, Associate Analyst for Americas, to discuss the presidential elections in Iran. Iranian elections held on 18 June are almost certain …

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The G7 Summit: Politics, Policy and Possible Implications

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In our latest podcast, Philip Riding, Middle East and Africa Lead Analyst is joined by James Barth, North America Analyst and Dr Guo Yu, Lead Analyst for Asia Pacific, to discuss the G7 Summit in Cornwall. Leaders of the world’s wealthiest economies and major democratic powers (including the EU) …

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Federal Elections in Mexico

Listen on PodBean The federal elections on 6 June will be the second-largest electoral event in Mexico’s history. Over 20,000 positions will be elected, including the entire lower chamber of the 500-seat Congress, 15 state governors, 30 State congresses, and the authorities of around 1,900 municipalities. Together with Ignacio Ayala, Latin American Analyst, Alex Parsons, …

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Energy Exporters in The Middle East and Africa – Post-Covid Policy Risk and Opportunities

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The dual crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and collapse of oil prices have driven significant policy changes amongst many major energy exporters across the Middle East and Africa as governments are forced to address deficiencies in existing industrial models and spending habits. In this podcast Phillip Riding, MEA Lead …

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