Asia This Week – January 18, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsOn deck: Japan, provincial elections throughout the year; Solomon Islands general (February);  Thailand parliamentary (February 24); Micronesia congressional (March 5); Australia, New South Wales state (March 23); Tuvalu legislative (March 31); India, general and Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states (April/May); Japan… Read More

Eurasia This Week – January 16, 2019

Upcoming Elections On deck: Moldova parliamentary (February 24); Ukraine presidential (March 31); Moldova local (June); Ukraine parliamentary (October); Uzbekistan parliamentary (December 19) Moldova Parliamentary – February 24, 2019 Mandalin Necsutu on how elections and referenda in 2019 could… Read More

Europe This Week – January 15, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsOn deck: Italy, Sardinia regional (February 24); Andorra parliamentary (March); Estonia parliamentary (March 3); Lithuania municipal (March 3); Slovakia presidential (March 16); Netherlands provincial councils, island councils, and water boards (March 20); Macedonia presidential (April); Finland parliamentary… Read More

Middle East This Week – January 14, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsOn deck: Egypt local (planned for the first half of 2019 – delays possible); Libya (various – international community wants them to happen in 2019); Turkey local (March 31); Israel snap parliamentary (April 9); Algeria presidential (April 14);… Read More

Africa This Week – January 13, 2019

Upcoming Elections In addition to the elections below, we’re watching: Chad legislative and local (president has said they they will happen in the first half of 2019, but they have already been delayed several times and could be… Read More

Americas This Week – January 11, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsIn addition to the elections below, we’re watching: El Salvador (presidential, February 3); Panama (general, May 5); Argentina (general, October 17); and Uruguay (general, October), as well as provincial legislative elections in Alberta (on or before May… Read More

Asia This Week – January 11, 2019

Upcoming Elections We’re watching India, the world’s biggest democracy, which has general elections scheduled for this spring, as well as legislative elections Thailand, Maldives, and Philippines midterms. Indonesia will hold presidential, legislative, and regional elections in April. Japan… Read More

Eurasia This Week – January 10, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsMoldova and Ukraine have elections coming up soon. Ukraine Presidential – March 31, 2019 and Parliamentary – October 2019Ukraine’s Orthodox Church has won independence from Moscow with the signing of a “tomos,” a decree, from the Patriarch… Read More

Europe This Week – January 9, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsEstonia Parliamentary – March 3, 2019University of Maryland professor Terry Thompson on how the Baltics counter Russian misinformation: “Disinformation is a key part of Russia’s overall effort to undermine Western governments. As a result, the battle is ever-changing, with… Read More

Middle East This Week – January 8, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsTurkey Local – March 31, 2019Campaigning continues in Turkey’s local elections. Kurdistan24 reports that eight Kurdish political parties and movements across the ideological spectrum, from left-wing to center-right, have united to contest polls in 100 cities and… Read More