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Xi: It Man in China

by Thomas J. Shattuck The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opened its 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 5, 2018, …

Putin’s Succession Conundrum

by Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz On Sunday 18 March, Vladimir Putin was elected to his second consecutive term as Russia’s …

Algeria’s Cloudy Future

It looks like Algeria might be going through a transitional period. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was flown to hospital in Paris …

Last of the Immortals

The two most populous Arab states after Egypt, Algeria and Iraq have been without a president: Algeria for a few …