Rio electoral shock heralds police crackdown

Rio electoral shock heralds police crackdown

If the national polling agencies and analysts got Brazil’s presidential election wrong, their failings were even worse in Rio de Janeiro State. After the first-round vote on 7 October, the leading candidate was the right-wing, law-and-order candidate Wilson...
Sahel quarterly forecast shows rising insecurity

Sahel quarterly forecast shows rising insecurity

Insecurity throughout much of the Sahel and especially Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso is getting worse and is expected to deteriorate further. Niger’s south east region of Diffa continues to be plagued by Boko Haram insurgents, although this may plateau with local and...
NAFTA 2.0 becomes trilateral USMCA

NAFTA 2.0 becomes trilateral USMCA

After over one year of tortuous negotiations a revised NAFTA was finally agreed on 30 September after Canada finally acceded to Washington’s bullying tactics and compromised on a number of key US demands. The new deal is officially known as the United States Mexico...