Nigeria’s Presidential Election Contested

Written by Osetemega Iribiri March 5, 2023 On Wednesday March 1st, Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling APC, winner of the 2023 presidential elections. Constitutionally, the winner is expected to garner 25% of votes in at least twenty-four (24) states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Tinubu got 25%... Continue Reading →

Imprisoned President Allowed Medical Treatment in Kyrgyzstan

Written by Allan Millward March 5, 2023 In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, the Pervomaisk district court has granted former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev permission to leave the country for medical treatment. This comes alongside another judicial victory for the embattled leader after the country’s Supreme Court annulled his 11-year sentence for corruption and abuse of power in... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse into ASEAN, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Written by Kyle Hosey March 5, 2023 The ASEAN-Japan Relationship Turns 50 2023 marks 50 years since relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) informally opened relations with Japan. Commentators in the region predict that the relationship will continue to be one of ASEAN’s most productive, albeit not without challenges posed by COVID... Continue Reading →

Modi Heckled by Opposition Over Adani

Written by Allan Millward India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on the first day of the budget session in New Delhi, India, Source: Reuters Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the country's congress numerous times in the past few weeks. Most recently, sitting in the upper house, he was harassed by opposition lawmakers about his ties... Continue Reading →

The Only Flower of the Arab Spring Has Died

Written by Jesse Moore Tunisians protest against President Kais Saied’s referendum on a new constitution in Tunis. [Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters] The self-immolation of 26 year-old fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, in front of a government office set off the wave of pro-democracy protests called the Arab Spring that washed over North Africa and the Middle East. The protests initially... Continue Reading →

Nuclear Fears on the Peninsula

Written by Cameron Chambers February 11, 2023 Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen in the past month, with both North and South Korea engaging in nuclear saber-rattling. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, speaking to his defense and foreign ministries, put on the table the policy option of creating a nuclear weapons program. This comes... Continue Reading →

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