Nov 04, 2021
Ronak Gopaldas
ISS
Although recent coups in Chad, Mali, Guinea and Sudan could imply that democracy in Africa is failing, the author believes that this notion is fueled by rising third termism. Rather, a robust democratic culture is growing in many parts of the continent.
Nov 03, 2021
Cai Penghong
SIIS
China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has prompted international concern about Beijing’s motivations. This article argues that China is serious about joining the CPTPP.
Nov 02, 2021
Daniel Gros and Farzaneh Shamsfakhr
CEPS
This addresses whether the recent spike in inflation rates will be temporary or permanent. The authors believe that two factors distort the picture: the increase in energy prices and the fall in prices at the trough of the COVID-19 recession.
Nov 02, 2021
Margherita Bianchi and Giulia Gozzini
IAI
This report examines Italy’s role at the COP26 Summit, highlighting popular opinion survey results and the economic costs of a green transition. Ultimately, the authors emphasize a growing awareness about the multidimensional threats of climate change.
Nov 02, 2021
Won-Taek Kang
EAI
This analyzes South Korea’s democratization process and challenges in strengthening democratic resilience. The author argues that the most critical factor in safeguarding democracy is civil education.
Nov 02, 2021
Agnieszka Legucka
PISM
The Duma elections indicate a strengthening of Russia’s authoritarian regime and the growing crisis of legitimacy for President Vladimir Putin. In response, authorities will further centralize power and repress Russian citizens.
Nov 01, 2021
Bessma Momani
CIGI
The assumptions on which Canada approached the maintenance of international security are now threatened by great power competition. This report considers steps Canada should take in order to navigate a world of rising international insecurity.
Oct 21, 2021
Adam Łazowski and Michał Ziółkowski
CEPS
When the Constitutional Tribunal opted to strike a major blow to the primacy of EU law, Poland moved closer to the EU’s exit door. This argues that the Polish opposition should show a united front and the EU should carry on triggering infringement cases.
Oct 20, 2021
Peter Draper and Naoise McDonagh
Lowy Institute
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) risks underachieving its goals in the absence of the United States. This argues that Australia should use its status as a founding CPTPP member to advocate for EU accession.
Oct 20, 2021
Marie Lamensch
CIGI
As the world becomes increasingly reliant on information and communication technology, cyberspace has become a new area of competition. States must draw a clear red line when the rules are transgressed.