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

Africa This Week – January 7, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsNigeria General – February 16, 2019Nigerians go to the polls next month. John Campbell at the Council on Foreign Relations notes: “This political model based on an elite dominated, patrimonial society is challenged each electoral cycle by… Read More

Americas This Week – January 5, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsGuyana Snap Parliamentary – by March 2019The Economist published an in-depth piece on Guyana’s politics and how the recent oil discovery raises the stakes of the upcoming snap elections. The next elections, whenever they happen, could be… Read More

Asia This Week – January 4, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsHong Kong Rural Representative – January 7 and 13, 2019 and City Council – November 2019Thousands marched in Hong Kong on New Years to call for democracy. Sum Lok-kei at the South China Morning Post writes: “The… Read More

Eurasia This Week – January 3, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsMoldova Parliamentary – February 24, 2019Balkan Insight reports: “Almost all parties with realistic chances of winning seats in Moldova’s parliament have registered for the February elections – with pro-EU opposition parties fielding a cast of newcomers and… Read More

Europe This Week – January 2, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsEstonia Parliamentary – March 3, 2019Political debates continue ahead of Estonia’s parliamentary elections. Much of the discussion surrounds the rise of the Estonian People’s Conservative Party (EKRE), a nationalist populist party that first entered the Riigikogu (parliament)… Read More

Middle East This Week – January 1, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsTurkey Local – March 31, 2019Hurriyet Daily News reports: The countdown for Turkey’s local polls – set to be held on March 31 – kicked off on Jan. 1, according to an electoral calendar released by the Supreme Election Council.” The Daily Sabah… Read More