presidential elections

Exiled Ivory Coast Opposition Leader Vows Run for Presidency

Exiled Ivory Coast Opposition Leader Vows Run for Presidency

Ivory Coast opposition leader Guillaume Soro signaled he’ll return to the West African nation to take part in presidential elections scheduled for October.
Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Facing economic collapse and painful sanctions, the socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed giving majority shares and control of its oil industry to big international
Burundi Faces End of 15-Year Rule of ‘Paramount Leader’

Burundi Faces End of 15-Year Rule of ‘Paramount Leader’

Burundi’s ruling party named its candidate for May presidential elections, days after confirming that incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza plans to step down after 15 years by awarding him the status of
Trump Expands Aluminum, Steel Tariffs to Some Imported Products

Trump Expands Aluminum, Steel Tariffs to Some Imported Products

The Trump administration expanded its trademark steel and aluminum tariffs to cover certain imported nails, staples, electrical wires and some downstream parts that go into automobiles and tractors,
Understanding the 2020 election as brand marketing

Understanding the 2020 election as brand marketing

Voters aren’t just casting votes for people, they’re choosing brands on a shelf. One thing a “brand” analysis shows? How far Democrats have to go.
Facebook Remains an Election Meddler's Paradise in 2020

Facebook Remains an Election Meddler's Paradise in 2020

Don't rely on Facebook's self-regulation to save us from election interference in this year's critical elections. In fact, despite a PR push to the contrary, the company is doubling down on the access
Facebook Remains an Election Meddler's Paradise in 2020

Facebook Remains an Election Meddler's Paradise in 2020

Don't rely on Facebook's self-regulation to save us from election interference in this year's critical elections. In fact, despite a PR push to the contrary, the company is doubling down on the access
Fury at Air Crash Cover-Up Puts Iran’s Leaders Back on Defensive

Fury at Air Crash Cover-Up Puts Iran’s Leaders Back on Defensive

Inside Iran, the admission by authorities that they accidentally shot down a passenger jet packed with Iranian students last week has shattered a brief moment of unity, putting its leadership on the
Oligarch of the Month: Michael Bloomberg

Oligarch of the Month: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg entered the presidential race in November with all the blinkered confidence of a billionaire who has heard time and again of his own business prowess and shrewd political instincts.
Plot Emerged to Fix Venezuela Without Maduro or Guaido

Plot Emerged to Fix Venezuela Without Maduro or Guaido

The standoff in Venezuela briefly took a new twist, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper ABC.
Afghan Casualties Surged to Record Ahead of Election, U.S. Says

Afghan Casualties Surged to Record Ahead of Election, U.S. Says

Attacks against the civilian population in Afghanistan surged to a record before the September presidential elections, according to a Pentagon watchdog that has been tracking the war that began 18
Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Furious as His Name Is Cited in Murder Case

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Furious as His Name Is Cited in Murder Case

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, angry over a report that cited his name in the investigation of a high-profile murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman last year, lashed out during a state visit to
Capital Controls Seen on the Cards for Lebanon as Crisis Deepens

Capital Controls Seen on the Cards for Lebanon as Crisis Deepens

Calls are mounting for Lebanon to impose formal restrictions on the movement of money to defend the country’s dollar peg and prevent a run on the banks when they open their doors after nationwide
Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

2016 is behind us, but foreign interference looks just as likely in 2020.
Political Risk Is Alive in Latin America as Protests Spread

Political Risk Is Alive in Latin America as Protests Spread

Latin America, the traditional poster child for political risk in financial markets, is back as a source of concern for investors.
Indonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President

Indonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President

Indonesia’s elites are edging closer to securing constitutional changes to strip President Joko Widodo of key powers in a move that could eventually end direct elections, presenting the most crucial
Schiff Warns Trump Against Stonewalling: Impeachment Update

Schiff Warns Trump Against Stonewalling: Impeachment Update

Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving forward as several House committees are due to get private briefings Wednesday from the State Department inspector general on
Putin Says He Has Never Had Close Relationship With Trump

Putin Says He Has Never Had Close Relationship With Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked down his relationship with Donald Trump, saying he’s never been close to the U.S. leader.
MIT has a plan to measure the impact of 2016 election interference

MIT has a plan to measure the impact of 2016 election interference

Millions of Americans have been exposed to manipulatory messages—but did it change their votes? That can be determined, a new paper says.