May 16, 2018Argentina
The IMF’s reserve metric tends to overstate the reserve needs of current account surplus countries with little external debt, and understates the reserve needs of current account deficit countries wi…
April 13, 2018Southeast Asia
Over the past three decades, since the end of the Ferdinand Marcos era in the Philippines, the country has often combined corrupt and semi-authoritarian elected politics with strong cultural and inst…
April 12, 2018South Africa
Strong civil society, a free media, a sophisticated parliamentary opposition, and judges who regularly ruled against the government played interdependent roles in protecting South Africa’s democratic institutions.
April 3, 2018South Africa
There has been backlash among white South Africans. Some have argued that she was upset after having just been robbed (this was part of her defense in court as well), while others have complained that black insults and threats to whites—especially by political figures—have gone unpunished.