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December 5, 2022

Nigeria
The Uses of Parody

When conventional tools of resistance have failed or been compromised, humor has been a weapon of last resort for the African subaltern.  

This image shows a keyboard with a phone on the top. The phone screen displays the logo for the popular app TikTok.

December 2, 2022

United States
A Divided Congress May Still Get Things Done

The experience of the soon-to-be-concluded 117th Congress offers some hope for the next two years

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021.

December 2, 2022

China
EU Outrage Clouds Hamburg Port Deal

Despite controversy surrounding the deal, the approval of a Chinese stake in Europe’s third largest port may be a smarter decision than it initially appears. 

Cargo ship 'Cosco Shipping Gemini' of Chinese shipping company 'Cosco' is loaded at the container terminal 'Tollerort' in the port in Hamburg, Germany, October 25, 2022.

December 1, 2022

China
Jiang Zemin Put China’s Economic Opening Into Practice

Many Chinese people who grew up in the 1990s will not only remember Jiang Zemin for overseeing China’s entry into the World Trade Organization but also for introducing them to the film Titanic.

A photo of Jiang Zemin appears on a big screen as performers dance around it on a stage.

December 1, 2022

South Africa
A Fresh Start Eludes South Africa

The South African President tried to focus his country on the future, but the past–including his own–continues to intrude.

Sitting on an orange chair, beside a table with several stacks of paper covered in green film, South Africa's former Chief Justice awaits the handing over of the report on the Phala Phala scandal in Cape Town, South Africa.

November 28, 2022

Political Transitions
Fathers and Sons

A looming crisis of succession in several African countries indicates a troubling persistence of ego-driven political paternalism.

Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni sits and looks to the right while wearing his uniform.

November 22, 2022

Philippines
Marcos Jr. Tries to Escape Duterte’s Legacy, But Can He Be Trusted?

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken differing policy approaches from his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine President Marcos shakes the hand of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

November 21, 2022

Malaysia
Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?

Malaysia's voters delivered an inconclusive message in the general election, leading to a hung parliament.

Politicians stand in front of dais with right fists raised above their heads.

November 18, 2022

India
How the U.S. Midterm Elections Were Seen in India

Indian analysts noted important points from the U.S. midterm results in their news coverage, including how the results might affect U.S. foreign policy and what this could mean for India.

U.S. President Joe Biden takes questions as he discusses the 2022 U.S. midterm election results during a news conference on November 9, 2022.

November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.