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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Europe and the United States have an opportunity to open constructive talks with Iran as an ally for peace in the Middle East as its new ‘moderate’ leader, Hassan Rouhani, prepares to take over the presidency of the Islamic Republic. Despite rounds of sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme which have crushed the country’s economy, its regional influence has noneth...
America is in a state of limbo as its political class waits for the results of the November presidential elections to give it direction. But as the Democrats and Republicans polarise opinion on whether there should be more government spending or less, the country faces a mounting debt burden of almost US$16 trillion - more than its GDP. The debt crises of European ...
Dr. Kim R. Holmes
The race to find Venezuela’s next president has begun with the two main candidates registering for the October poll. In the first of a two-part series on the election we see how iIl-health and cancer operations have dogged President Hugo Chavez for 12 months. But he wants to continue as president and has failed to name a successor to take his place. His opponent, H...
Support for Josefina Vazquez Mota is growing in the race for the next President of Mexico. She has shaken up the election race as the first female candidate selected by a main political party. Her popularity is growing with a campaign focussing on women’s liberation as one of the major factors changing cultural, social and political life in Mexico. GIS guest expert...
Professor Raul Benitez-Manaut