News & Insights

A New South African Economic Policy for a New Reality

Over the past two months, South Africa has emerged as a leader in its response to COVID-19. President Ramaphosa’s proactive response included implementing an early hard national lockdown and rolling-out mass testing using the country’s substantial community health system developed as a response to the HIV epidemic. While the President’s response borrowed from the best […]

Myanmar 2020 Election: Insight & Implications

While official results may take another week to be finalized, the NLD is set to secure a second term under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi. Sunday’s election took place amidst concerns in the international community over voter disenfranchisement of the country’s ethnic minorities – Myanmar’s election commission cancelled voting in half of Rakhine […]

Transition of power

On Sunday the 27th of October, Argentina will vote in an election that was essentially decided in August. The unexpected margin of Alberto Fernandez’s primary victory has given the upcoming vote an air of inevitability, with polls – so shamefully wide of the mark in August that resignations took place at leading pollsters – quietly […]

The Illusion of Orbán’s Invincibility is Broken

On Sunday, local elections were held in Hungary, a country dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party since 2010 and widely considered to be a right-wing stronghold in Europe. The country watched in shock as Fidesz lost – or at least failed to win – an election for the first time in more than […]