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October 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Bolsonaro Ascendant II: More Lessons From Rodrigo Duterte’s Rise

Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro’s performance in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, when bolson exceeded predictions and won 46 percent of the first round vote, this column exami…

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November 10, 2011

The World Next Week: Eurozone Crisis Grows, IAEA Reports, Myanmar Surprises

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome on November …

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome November 8, 2011

February 28, 2013

The World Next Week: Kenyans Vote, Italy Awaits a Government, and the Sixtieth Anniversary of Stalin’s Death Is Marked

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Kenyan elections, the scramble to assemble a new government in Italy, and the sixtieth anniversary of Stalin’s death. [audio: http://ww…

Eight Kenyan presidential candidates participate in the second presidential debate at Brookhouse School in Nairobi (Joan Pereruan/Nation Media Group/Courtesy Reuters).

March 26, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hello (Ciao), Matteo Renzi: Prime Minister of Italy

When President Barack Obama stops in Rome tomorrow he will be meeting with a politician who can match his own meteoric rise to power: Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Last month the thirty-nine-y…

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi arrives to lead a news conference at Chigi palace in Rome. (Remo Casilli/Courtesy Reuters)

February 14, 2013

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Italy Votes, NATO Defense Ministers Meet, and the UN Security Council Discusses North Korea

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Italy’s upcoming elections, the NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels, and the UN Security Council discussion on North Korea. [au…

A woman walks past election posters in Rome (Tony Gentile/Courtesy Reuters).

November 29, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
WikiLeaked

You have to feel a lot of sympathy for senior State Department officials today.  While the rest of us spent the Thanksgiving weekend bingeing on turkey, watching football, or scoring big discounts …

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October 18, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Brahimi’s Cease-Fire, Libyan Fighting, Egyptian Constitution Struggles, and More Iran Sanctions

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. Iran and Turkey today endorsed UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s call for a cease-fire during the Eid al-Adha holiday that begins October 26. Brahimi…

UN-Arab League peace envoying a news conferenc for Syria Brahimi speaks dure in Beirut on October 17, 2012 (Shaaban/Courtesy Reuters).

February 17, 2005

Can Germany learn something from France?

The good capitalists at Morgan Stanley seem to think so.Not all of old Europe has anemic domestic demand.French (and Spanish) domestic demand is doing just fine ... And new Europe (sort of) Italy, ru…