Ongoing volatility is causing intense debate about how to manage relations between the two powerful nation, which is only likely to become more challenging.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
It will be the private remarks between senior Australian business leaders and foreign investors at Davos that will likely be the most consequential for the Australian economy in the coming few years.
Seven years after ousting Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians are back on the streets protesting the government’s new Finance Act.
Seven years after Ben Ali was deposed, Tunisians feel little happier with their lot.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
The term "neoliberalism" has a rich history but has it run its course as an accurate concept when so many people have such different understandings of what it means?
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece's pain.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government’s democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.