Indonesia set for presidential election rematch between Jokowi and Prabowo

By |2019-04-19T11:17:12+02:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

After five years in power, Indonesia’s soft-spoken and metal-loving President Joko Widodo or fondly known as “Jokowi” will face the voters in a setting all too similar to the 2014 race. His challenger will once again be Prabowo Subianto, a candidate whom he defeated back then. While the 2014 election was all about his aspirations [...]

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Eyes on India as world’s largest democracy begins voting

By |2019-04-11T17:31:14+02:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

The world’s largest democracy, India, will head for a general election between April and May to chart its political future for the next five years. With at least 900 million voters, it is hardly surprising that the election is being referred as the “festival of democracy” with the voting taking seven different days in the [...]

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Implications of a no-deal Brexit

By |2019-04-05T15:36:59+02:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

In a referendum on 23 June 2016, the British were asked whether the United Kingdom should remain or leave the European Union. The majority – 52% - decided in favour of leaving the bloc and the exit was scheduled for March 2019. The referendum was just the beginning of a long process of negotiations between [...]

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Venezuela power outage raises tensions amid crisis

By |2019-04-03T15:33:34+02:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Venezuela suffered a massive blackout that started on 7 March at 16:45 (local time), affecting at least 22 of its 23 states. The widespread power cuts caused transportation/infrastructure and business disruptions that lasted for almost six-days in various part of the country, fueling already heightened social and political tensions. The power cuts came at a [...]

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March in Review

By |2019-04-01T19:33:05+02:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of March:   Horror in Christchurch as white supremacists attack mosques The laid-back lifestyle that is often used to describe New Zealand was shattered in mid-March when white supremacists attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch. [...]

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Attack at New Zealand mosques puts spotlight on white supremacy terrorism threat

By |2019-03-20T11:50:43+02:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

It has been called “one of the darkest days in New Zealand” by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, following the shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. At least 49 people lost their lives as white supremacy terrorists stormed the mosques during Friday prayers, sending citizens across the laid-back country into disbelief while leaving [...]

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Brutal winter as polar vortex sweeps through US

By |2019-03-13T14:11:22+02:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Large parts of the US experienced unusually cold weather following the arrival of a polar vortex that sent temperatures in the Midwest as well as in the East Coast dipping between January and March. This was not the first time the country experienced such weather though it has been exceptionally brutal as the so-called vortex [...]

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Dangerous escalation between India and Pakistan raises stability fears in South Asia

By |2019-03-09T18:00:05+02:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Conflict and incident background Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated sharply once again, following a militant attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama in mid-February. What started as war of words eventually became a diplomatic crisis as the Indian military carried out airstrikes against militants that Pakistan has been accused of harbouring. Since then, there have been [...]

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February in Review

By |2019-03-06T14:18:18+02:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of February:   Diplomatic fallout between India and Pakistan amid deadly terror attack in Pulwama Tension once again flared between India and Pakistan following a deadly attack that targeted security forces in Pulwama. The attack in India-controlled [...]

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Thailand looks toward a new dawn with first election since 2014 coup

By |2019-03-01T13:15:54+02:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

After a long wait, Thais will finally head to the ballot boxes for the first election since a coup d’etat that ousted then Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014. While the country is no stranger to coup attempts, anticipation is still running high among Thais as the election slated for 24 March might be the [...]

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