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Algeria’s protests and presidential election, explained

On February 22, 2019, protests broke out across Algeria, from big cities such Algiers to small towns such as Tamanrasset,…

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The U.S. exit from the INF: causes and consequences

On December 8, 1987, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The treaty forced the United…

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Bidding adieu to Bashir? Sudan’s anti-government protests, explained

On 19 December 2018, protests erupted in the northeastern Sudanese city of Atbara. From there the protests spread to cities…

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The Bolsonaro administration: causes and consequences

In October 2018, Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) became Brazil’s next president, defeating Fernando Haddad of the…

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Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis: aftermath

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former authoritarian president Mahinda Rajapaksa — and…