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Shinzo Abe Wins Another Super Majority With Parliamentary Elections In Japan

Shinzo Abe Wins Another Super Majority With Parliamentary Elections In Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan decided to call for a snap election in late October, to consolidate his control in the legislature. The resulting parliamentary elections soon delivered an electoral win that provided for another super majority. This will allow for two crucial developments in Japan to move forward. The first one will be […]

Austria Moving To The Right: A Microcosm Of The Political Shift In Europe

Austria Moving To The Right: A Microcosm Of The Political Shift In EuropeForeign Minister Kurz and Chancellor elect.

The election results in Austria, are a significant trend that is now being witnessed throughout Europe. Political elites in the European Union (EU), will soon attempt to dismiss the outcome there as an outlier. They refuse to acknowledge, that a seismic political shift to the right, has occurred among the increasingly conservative European electorate. The […]

Economic Sustainability For The Caribbean In The Post European Colonial Era

Economic Sustainability For The Caribbean In The Post European Colonial Era

The arrival of British troops in a number of overseas territories of the United Kingdom following two destructive hurricanes, were a welcome sight to the island’s residents. The northeastern portion of the Caribbean has sustained substantial damage, over a period of several days in September. The military contingent sent to Anguilla, Turks and Caicos as […]

Catalonia In Spain May Pave The Way For Other Independence Movements In Europe

Catalonia In Spain May Pave The Way For Other Independence Movements In Europe

The declaration of independence from Spain by Catalonia this month, sets a precedence that is likely to be repeated elsewhere in Europe. As the memories of war and economic deprivation from the middle of the last century fade, the resurgence of nationalism should of been expected. The violent crackdown by the Spanish government to head […]

Joseph Kabila Clings To Power In The Congo, As The Economy And Civil Order Collapses

Joseph Kabila Clings To Power In The Congo, As The Economy And Civil Order CollapsesJoseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Joseph Kabila has been President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2001. He took office just ten days, after the assassination of his father. Politics is a family affair in Congo. Now seventeen years later, he clings to power as the country plunges into civil war again and the economy slows considerably. Although […]

Namibia: The End Of Rapid Growth Helps Populism To Rise

Namibia: The End Of Rapid Growth Helps Populism To Rise

Namibia had one of the best performing economies in Africa. As late as 2015, growth was still a respectable 5%. Late last year, the economy was growing just barely at 0.1% and has since stalled. This puts the government of the country, in a politically difficult decision. Populism is on the rise, in the ruling […]