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German elections and the end of Merkel's era
28 | september | 2021

The German federal elections of September 26, 2021 mark the end of the so-called Merkel era, after 16 years as head of the government. The SPD's victory by only 1.6% over the CDU and the results of several political forces open up the possibility of several multiparty coalitions. In the European Union and in international politics, Germany's role will become increasingly relevant in a transitional context in the international system..

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Tunisia's political crisis
03 | august | 2021

After months-long protests with an escalating pandemic, economic and political crisis, on July 25 President Kaïs Saïed assumed executive powers by sacking the Prime Minister and suspending the Parliament and removed immunity for MP’s. A decade after the Arab Spring, Tunisia faces a new crossroads between democracy and authoritarianism.

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Myanmar's coup d'etat
03 | august | 2021

In the February 1st military coup in Myanmar, the military arrested President Aung San Suu Kyi and several members of the government and parliament, sparking massive protests across the country. Despite strong international condemnation of the coup and the civil resistance (violently suppressed), the military seeks to consolidate the regime and Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial for electoral fraud.

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Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
24 | April | 2021

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on a truce, negotiated with Russia, for peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in an attempt to end the escalation of violence in a region whose sovereignty has been contested by the two countries for decades. The agreement is causing a political crisis in Armenia and reflects Azerbaijan's likely military Victory. Azerbaijan will maintain sovereignty over the conquered territories and restore Armenian-controlled provinces on the Nagorno-Karabakh border.

 

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