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The Weekly Global Roundup: Uncertainty In Europe (November 26 to December 1, 2018)

At a special summit, the 27 remaining European Union (EU) leaders signed off the Brexit agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez lifted his threat of an effective veto, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May will find it challenging to convince her parliament to vote for the deal. In the same week, defence ministers of 25 EU countries also agreed to form a join EU intelligence school to deepen defence cooperation. In France, major protests against mounting gas prices and eco-taxes – which have morphed into a wider demonstration against the government – led to dozens of arrests. And in Ukraine, the country’s parliament voted to declare martial law in areas bordering Russia after a naval clash. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Progress – Or The Lack Thereof – In Afghanistan And In Europe (October 15 to 20, 2018)

Afghanistan continues to be trapped in a circle of violence, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have made some progress, and in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition suffers another blow. In Afghanistan, a bomb went off at an election rally in Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people, and later in the week a bomb placed under a sofa killed an election candidate. In the EU and the UK, following an acrimonious clash last month, a deal seems more likely now, with the EU said to be offering the UK a Canada+++ deal. And in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition received another blow, as they received the worst results since the Second World War in Bavaria’s regional elections. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: An Electoral Earthquake In Malaysia, And Elections Around The World (May 7 to 12, 2018)

In a stunning electoral victory in Malaysia, former Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad defeated scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak to become the world’s oldest leader. Dr. Mahathir was later sworn in as the country’s prime minister, 15 years after he stood down. New leaders were also elected in Armenia, Lebanon, and Tunisia. In Armenia, following weeks of street protests and political uncertainty, the country’s parliament elected a former journalist as the next prime minister. Long overdue elections were held in Lebanon (in almost a decade) and Tunisia (since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011), though in both countries voter turnout were low. Continue reading

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