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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.