Governance

How Ukrainian Presidents Build Coalitions: Lessons in Power Sharing for the Next President

BY ULIANA MOVCHAN

Why Nazarbayev Resigned and What Happens Next

BY EDWARD LEMON

Kazakhstan’s long-awaited political transition has begun in earnest. Having ruled for almost thirty years, 78-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his retirement live on television on March 19th. Nazarbayev stated that the decision was "not easy,” but that he wanted to help with the transition to "a new generation of leaders.”

Russia’s New Consensus: Acquiescence, Not Unanimity

BY MARIA LIPMAN

The hardening of the Russian political regime in recent years has prompted some observers to characterize it as “totalitarian.” An attempt to describe the current in the language of the bygone is understandable, but hardly effective. 

Brexit Confusion Reigns in London

With 19 days left before Britain formally exits the European Union on March 29, the House of Commons once again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's latest withdrawal agreement. A deflated and exasperated May has now promised a ‘free vote’ tomorrow in parliament where MPs will decide, without pressure from the government, whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal.

Grading the Mexican President’s First Hundred Days

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW Director of the Mexico Institute Duncan Wood provides analysis on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first hundred days in office. Has AMLO’s very high popularity among the Mexican people translated into legislative achievements and what’s next on his agenda for 2019?

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When Trust Fails: How Long Can the Russian State Withstand Waning Public Support?

BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

Russia, Turkey, and Iran: Learning to Work Together in the Absence of the United States

BY RAHIM RAHIMOV

Russia, Iran, and Turkey moved a step closer to a settlement that would determine the future of a peaceful Syria when the three countries’ leaders met earlier this month in the southern Russian city of Sochi. But an agreement is still out of reach.

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