Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2015, after the historic victory over the People’s Democratic Party of rival and ex President Jonathan Goodluck. The victory of Muhammadu Buhari has been hailed as a major turning point in Nigerian and African politics. For the first time … Continue reading Buhari’s Legacy: The difficult task of bringing a nation together
The meeting between US President Barak Obama and the Cuban leader Raul Castro, held in Panama during the Summit of the Americas, was the first formal talks between the two countries in more than fifty years. The talks follow up the historic thaw announced in December 2014 when both leaders agreed it was time to … Continue reading US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead
The relations between US and India have not always been easy but without doubt the two countries are increasingly looking at strengthening their partnership. Although they still maintain some differences, it is a common strategic interest that is bringing them together. Key recent developments include the rapid growth of India's economy and bilateral trade, the … Continue reading India-US Relations: A common goal may not be enough
The victory of Syriza and of its leader Alexis Tsipras has an important significance well beyond Greece and the EU legacy. For the first time in decades a real left-wing party is in government, signaling a change in European politics that is going to have repercussions in other EU member states. The reasons of its growth … Continue reading Syriza’s Victory: Change Ahead for European Politics.
The question of succession emerged following inevitable natural courses and political necessities of the ruling party. Mugabe is now 90 and is very unlikely that due to health problems will be able to maintain power at the next presidential elections in 2018. On the other, the possible scenario of a sudden incapacity of Mugabe to … Continue reading Plots, party purges and political slander in Zanu-PF: what game is Mugabe playing?
World leaders have welcomed the historic deal reached between Cuba and US on easing their diplomatic tensions and restrictions as a concerted aim to reverse 50 years of hostility.While the agreement is seen as the major achievement in the diplomatic relations between the two countries it leaves nonetheless a long road ahead to normalise completely … Continue reading US-Cuba Historic Deal: Reasons Behind and Difficulties Ahead
Latin America’s turmoil, political crisis, and unrest have found the best example in the never-ending Colombian conflict. While the rest of the subcontinent assisted in recent years to economic growth, political change and to a positive future outlook, on the other Colombia still struggle to achieve stability, security for its population and the end of … Continue reading Colombia Peace Talks: An Opportunity for Latin America and Beyond