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Victory Without a Winner, Country Without a Ruler: The Phenomenon of General Elections in Pakistan

Pakistan remains in a state of political instability Despite the fact that a week has passed since Pakistan’s general elections, it is still unknown who exactly will form the government. The latest round of political instability, triggered by the motion of no confidence against the then Prime Minister Imran Khan in April 2022 and then accelerated by his recent imprisonment,...


US Sanctions Against Venezuela: A Temporary Easing?

... inevitable reduction in export revenues and the degradation of the oil industry. Signs of changes began to appear in 2022. In November 2022, following an agreement on negotiations between the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition on the 2024 elections, the United States began to reduce sanctions pressure. The US Treasury issued two general licenses that introduced some exceptions to the sanctions regime. In particular, the American company Chevron received permission to engage in the limited ...


While GOP Wants Change, the Democratic Donkey in Power Dig in Their Heels

US approaches to Russia should be seen in the broader context of US foreign policy “All the world’s a stage,” proclaimed the hero of a Shakespearean comedy. If we follow this metaphor, presidential elections in America are always a multi-act drama, often turning into a melodrama with elements of tragicomedy and even farce. Major and minor characters perform on the political stage, sudden plot twists are punctuated by various special effects, and ...


Turkey on the Eve of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Balance of Political Forces in the Country

In the midst of growing anti-American, anti-NATO and anti-Western sentiments in Turkey, the development of collaboration with Russia in all areas looks a win-win option The next presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are scheduled for May 14, 2023. The voting will take place amid a challenging socioeconomic environment, aggravated by the aftermath of February’s natural disasters. Deadlines for a number of promising projects have been pushed back,...


New Kazakhstan vs. Divided Kazakhstan: Policies Critical for Kasym-Jomart Tokayev

... agreements on the need for consolidation to overcome the crisis. Besides, it is an indicator of the opposition’s weakness and a signal that it should go through a path of renewal, much as the entire political system. The main intrigue of the presidential elections in Kazakhstan in 2022 was the number of votes "against all", since this graph was added to the ballot for the first time since 2004. This was done to measure the mood among that part of the population, who do not support any of the ...


American Attempts to Preserve Hegemony Will Only Make the Transition to a New World Order Harder for Washington

... to counter Beijing’s growing economic activity in, say, Latin America or Africa. Of course, the main potential threats to international leadership lie within the US itself. Therefore, the current political priorities manifested during the midterm elections (inflation, crime, migration, etc.) speak more to the common sense and pragmatism of Americans than to an increasingly isolationist sentiment in society. The fundamental problem in the US is not even some specific manifestation of current economic ...


Washington Likely to Ask EU Allies to Share More Burden on Aid to Kiev after Midterm Race

The new emphasis on China will not change the US position on Ukraine, but it might affect the foreign policy discourse in Washington Foreign policy matters seldom set the US midterm election agenda. The midterm elections of 2022 were no exception from this general rule: American voters turned out to be primarily concerned about such emotional and highly divisive domestic issues as inflation, abortion, immigration, violent crime and climate change. Of course,...


Turkmenistan’s Presidential Elections: What to Expect from the New Head of State?

... nation’s foreign policy can be found, there is no opportunity whatsoever to glean credible information on its economy, society and domestic policy. This article is an attempt to forecast the new president’s agenda by looking back to the presidential elections of the past. Serdar Berdimuhamedow’s Rise to Office Grigory Lukyanov, Nubara Kulieva, Artemy Mironov: Turkey’s Policy in Central Asia: Are Ambitions Well-Founded? Serdar’s father, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, was in power since 2006. He ...


Tactical Retreat: Madrid Makes Concessions to Catalonia and the Basque Country

The future of the negotiations between the center and the autonomies heavily depends on the 2023 Spanish general elections The November 2019 general parliamentary elections in Spain resulted in none of the parties getting an absolute majority needed to form a government. Following two months of negotiations, a left-wing coalition between the PSOE (Spanish Socialist ...


A Country Unprepared for Elections

Postponing the elections provides an opportunity for the interim government and the High National Election Commission of Libya to prepare for their organization better On December 24, 202, the day marking the 70th anniversary of Libya’s independence, national elections ...


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